ACCC inquiries into childcare
On 28 October 2022, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into the market for the supply of childcare services. The inquiry is to commence by 1 January 2023 and provide an interim report by no later than 30 June 2023, and a final report by 31 December 2023.
ACCC action on childcare
Parents and guardians have reported having their return to work delayed due to a lack of childcare while some are struggling with ‘extremely expensive’ fees, in initial responses to an ACCC Parents and guardians survey.
The ACCC is asking parents and guardians for their views on childcare services in Australia, as part of its year-long inquiry into the sector.
The ACCC today welcomed the direction from the Australian Government outlining details of the ACCC inquiry into the supply of childcare services in Australia.