The Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care is calling for reforms to make early learning more accessible for First Nations communities.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its second interim report into childcare costs and accessibility bringing a range of recommendations.
One recommendation, which SNAICC has been calling for for years, is to scrap the activity test.
The report found that through the activity test, higher income families receive more hours of subsidised childcare than low income families, leading to more out of pocket costs for the latter.
It also calls for additional and targeted support for Aboriginal community controlled organisations and increased access in regional and rural areas.
SNAICC has welcomed the findings, saying that if implemented, the recommendations would make a meaningful difference.
Under the national close the gap agreement efforts need to be made on ensuring 95 per cent of First Nations children are enrolled in early childhood education by 2025.