From: Monday November 27, 2023, 5:30 pm
To: Monday November 27, 2023, 6:30 pm
ACCC's Childcare Inquiry
Keen to understand more about the childcare market in Australia?
Over one million Australian households used childcare last year, with most households with children accessing childcare at some point in their lives. In October 2022 the Federal Government directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to inquire into the market for childcare in Australia, including the costs, prices and profits of childcare providers and the effectiveness of existing price regulation. The ACCC has recently released its second interim report, ahead of a final report scheduled for December this year.
Join members from the ACCC's Childcare Inquiry Taskforce for a presentation exploring the inquiry's interim findings and recommendations, the analysis that has informed it, and insights gained into the unique role that competition and choice play in markets for human services.
Date: Monday 27 November 2023
Time: 5.30PM - 6.30PM AEDT (Time Converter)
Location: Online via Zoom (a Zoom link will be sent to your email 24 hours before the event)
Cost: Free of charge
About The Speakers
|Micaela Bassford is an Assistant Director at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Prior to this inquiry, her experience at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission includes merger investigations and inquiries relating to digital platforms and financial services. Micaela graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours. Her Honours thesis explored the fertility impacts of paid parental leave in Australia, and was later published in the Economic Record ('Bonus babies? The impact of paid parental leave on fertility intentions').
|Elyse Shelley is an Assistant Director at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. She has experience in competition and consumer issues relating to digital platform services markets, the NBN and mobile markets. Elyse graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts, and has previously worked at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, and the Australian Government Department of Finance.
|Katie Chen is a Senior Analyst at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Previously, Katie spent time in energy across both the Australian Energy Regulator and Electricity Markets Branch at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, working on topics such as network regulation, retail competition and wholesale electricity generation. Katie graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in economics and finance.
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