Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan): My constituency question is directed to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Honourable James Merlino. The Andrews Labor government is making it easier for Victorian families to secure a place in kindergarten for their child by supporting councils to provide a one-stop shop for kindergarten enrolments.
Across the state, 47 local government areas have been awarded central enrolment administrative support grants, thanks to a $5.5 million budget commitment made by the Andrews Labor government. Central enrolment systems allow parents to register their interest in enrolling their child in more than one kindergarten service in one place without having to work through the different processes used by individual service providers. My question to the minister is: can he advise what impact this important initiative will have for parents of young children in the Western Metropolitan Region?