Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

On 30 June 2023 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia made a submission and completed an online survey in response to the Draft National Care and Support Economy Strategy (the draft Strategy).


The draft Strategy significantly elevates and advances the national conversation on four of our formal systems of care and support: aged care, disability care and support, veterans’ care and early childhood education and care.


However, goal 3: productive and sustainable, which sets the critical foundation for how our care and support systems are conceptualised and organised, misses an important opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of market-based service delivery and think broadly about ‘system design’ rather than just ‘market design’.


Our submission makes six recommendations to chart a new path forward and deliver the high-quality care and decent work that Australian’s expect and deserve from our care and support systems.


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