Kindergarten funding (11.6.2015)
Written on the 29 June 2015
Questions without notice
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
My question is to the Minister for Families and Children.
The national quality framework requires that early childhood educator ratios for four-year-old kindergarten will be implemented on 1 January 2016 and will change from 1 to 15 to 1 to 11.
Can the minister rule out that the cost of any additional childhood educators, when ratios are implemented, will not be passed onto parents?
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Crozier - On a point of order, President, my question was pretty specific in relation to the passing on of costs to parents once the ratios are implemented on 1 January 2016. I was not talking about any other issue; the question was very specific. I am asking if the minister could go back to my question and answer that.
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Crozier - Clearly the minister is refusing to answer my substantive question, so I ask the minister in my supplementary question: how will kindergartens pay for the additional personnel or infrastructure resources to cater for those new ratios that will be coming into place on 1 January 2016?