Last night CFK Childcare Centres Limited voluntarily appointed an administrator due to the company's dire financial straits.
Today on ABC radio's The World Today programme The Hon Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; Minister for Education; Minister for Social Inclusion was interviewed as the Minister responsible for childcare centres with the education portfolio.
I was listening.
The transcript of the interview is not yet available on the ABC website, but there is another news item here which contains the quote I heard,
...Ms Gillard says parents should not be anxious.
"Can I say to those anxious mums and dads two things, firstly my department is in urgent discussions with the administrator so we can get the full information here for people," she said.
"Secondly, no childcare centre in this country can close without giving 30 days notice."
Let's just review Ms. Gillard's ludicrous statement again:
"... no childcare centre in this country can close without giving 30 days notice."
Oh, really Ms. Gillard?
So, a childcare centre run by a public company whose shares ahve been suspended from trading, whose board of directors have appointed an adminsitrator and is in such dire financial straits that it has been losing $400,000 per month won't close it's doors beause it has not given 30 days notice to the governement and parents.
Do you really believe that rubbish which came out of your mouth Ms. Gillard?