Friday 5 October, Women's Agenda
The CEO of The Parenthood, Alys Gagnon, was in the room at Monash University when Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced the ALP National Preschool and Kindy Program, along with educators, teachers and union organisers, sitting side-by-side representatives of the big childcare companies. There were for-profit childcare managers sitting beside CEOs of small community-based early learning centres. There were parents and even a few small children seated in the crowd.
Read her account in Women's Agenda of the response in the room.