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Australia's childcare funding model an example of 'what not to do'

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Morris, M. & Cleveland, G.
Publication Date: 
3 Jul 2023

A new childcare subsidy regime designed to make the service cheaper for about 1.2 million families is set to launch next Monday, but not everyone is a fan of the scheme.

Canadian expert in childcare economics, Emeritus Professor Gordon Cleveland, said Australia "could do an awful lot better" by following in Canada's footsteps and implementing a fixed $10-a-day fee.

Listen online to hear his interview with Madeleine Morris.