ECDPs to continue

Following representations from the QTU, Minister Kate Jones has confirmed today that Early Childhood Development Programs will continue to support children with disability until 2020.

The Minister made it clear that the Turnbull Government was withdrawing funding to Queensland’s ECDPs as part of the transition to the NDIS. The former Newman Government cut a deal under the NDIS agreement to stop providing intervention services through ECDPs.

The Minister has provided assurances that Queensland families who are clients of ECDPs will continue to receive support from Early Childhood Development Programs until they transition to school or to new providers under the NDIS.


Kevin Bates
QTU President
27 March 2016