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The Grannie Trap

'I appreciate there are a range of interested [parties] such as state and territory governments, pre-schools and parents who are keen to secure certainty about the future of this National Partnership funding' said the federal assistant minister for education, Sussan Ley.  'The Deloitte Access review was a condition of the NPA the states and territories signed with the previous Labor government, which clearly stated it was not due to be completed until June 2014, but according to The Guardian she stopped short of guaranteeing the government would re-sign:  'The Abbott government is committed to delivering high-quality early childhood education, but we must also balance this with repairing Labor's budget mess'.

Adjunct Professor Ann Scott discusses the unseen, unpaid workforce that will be expected to pick up the LNP's budget mess: the grey army of grannies.


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