Introduced on May 20. The Bill allows for pay parity in early childhood education centres in which the State is not the employer. First reading completed on May 20 with all parties in support and sent to the Education and Workforce Committee for short consideration. Reported back on June 25 with minor amendments. National and the Greens put in minority reports with the latter supporting the Bill, but arguing it did not go far enough to bring about pay parity. National said the Bill went too far in interfering in private businesses. Second reading on July 1 with National and ACT opposed, committee stage July 7 and third reading July 8 with National and ACT opposed.
Education and Training (Grants—Budget Measures) Amendment Bill