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New public register published as part of a federal crackdown on non-complying day care centres

January 14, 2018 - 00:16 -- Admin

This month the Turnbull Government published a new public register as part of its crackdown on fraud in the day care sector.Australian Department of Education, Child Care Enforcement Action Register. 6 January 2018:The Child Care Enforcement Action Register is a list of services that have been the subject of a sanction and/or immediate suspension under the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 (the Administration Act).In accordance with section 201B of the Administration Act, the Department of Education and Training (the department) publishes a list of services that have been sanctioned under section 200 and/or suspended under section 201A of that Act. Information published on this page only relates to those enforcement actions permitted to be published under the Family Assistance Law (FAL).The department has established the Child Care Enforcement Action Register because it considers that information on sanctions should be available to the public. Information about the responsibilities and obligations of approved child care services and the FAL can be found on the department’s website.The information relates to enforcement action taken by the department between 1 July 2016 and 30 September 2017.2017-2018 (First Quarter) - last updated in January 2018:VICTORIA (VIC)NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)QUEENSLAND (QLD)SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)2016-2017 - last updated in December 2017:VICTORIA (VIC)NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)QUEENSLAND (QLD)SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT)Only one NSW North Coast service has been placed on this federal government name and shame file – Elite Edge Sports & Learning Centre at Terranora. With a suspension on the basis of “Non-compliance with State or Commonwealth Law” as of 2 June 2017.The majority of named NSW child care centres and other services being in metropolitan areas.