Friday, June 4, 2021
From ABC News:
Having an order as a result of court process does not guarantee a parent's child visits. Parent who has attempted to sign up for a government-funded centre in Western Sydney will likely face a minimum of six months of waiting time. The existence of COVID increased to a more than a year wait list.
Accordingly, parents turned to private market for help because sector is unregulated. Sahil shouldered the cost of enrolment for both parents, which was $400, and then he would spend $100 each hour to see his son.
The wait list and an inability to be open on weekends due to poor funding has contributed to the emergence of a soaring unregulated private market.
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