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Act now to make sure Australian kids are safe in child care
  • Petitioned Gwynn Bridges

This petition was delivered to:

President, Australian Childcare Alliance
Gwynn Bridges

Act now to make sure Australian kids are safe in child care

    1. Petition by

      United Voice Queensland

Today police confirmed they are investigating horrific reports of abuse at a Queensland child care centre.

Sadly the ongoing crisis in the child care industry means many Aussie kids may not receive the quality of care they deserve. Qualified educators earn just $18.50 an hour. With 180 educators leaving every week, some centres are forced to take who they can get or risk closing their doors.

The government has been repeatedly warned a day like this would come. But they haven’t done what it will take to fix the crisis, in part because lobbyists representing parts of the “for profit” childcare sector are opposed to it.

Their lobbyists have been quoted saying parents have nothing to worry about.

Tell them you are worried – and you support a government funded wage increase for workers so all Aussie kids get the highest quality education and care.

Please note: This petition relates to staffing and quality issues in the sector which may lead to such events. United Voice makes no comment regarding the specific case highlighted today.

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    • Sue Bulgarelli BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      When will we be valued for the invaluable job we do as Educators????

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    • juliette leighton AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My children attend daycare and as a parent I find the turn over of staff due to low wages impacts directly on the wellbeing of my children. These carers work extremely hard to provide a caring and loving enviroment everyday and I personally believe to retain the staff my children love they nee an increase in their wages.

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    • lorraine samrai AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      my daughter works in day care and my grand daughter attends day care

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    • lorraine samrai AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      my granddaughter is in child care

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    • lynn boyle VICTORIA POINT, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a teacher and childcare employee I know what is involved in childcare and feel that childcare employees are not paid enough for the amount of work involved in this industry.

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