Dr CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:55): My question is to the Minister for Education. How many job losses is the government expecting in the childcare sector as a result of the decision to change the ratios in long day care?
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (14:55): I thank the member for the question. For those who are wondering what she is referring to, the National Quality Framework into the childcare sector has had all states, with the exception of South Australia and New South Wales, having a consistent approach to ratios, whether the ratio is 1:10 or 1:11, indeed, in some circumstances. South Australia has now moved, with the support and concurrence of other states, to be in line with the National Quality Framework in that area.