The Prime Minister has announced a new free childcare system for essential workers as of Sunday night.
Centres are being asked to prioritise children of essential workers and vulnerable children, before moving onto parents who have taken their children out of care to see if they can be accommodated as well.
"But there is a clear priority list that we want centres to take into account," said Tehan.
In terms of the spread of coronavirus, Scott Morrison said: "The rate of growth, as we have seen, particularly over the course of this week, has fallen on a daily basis, to single digit numbers, and that is welcome, but it is still not enough."
Australia has now reached a testing rate of more than 1000 tests per 100,000 population - which equates to one percent of the population.
"Stay positive Australia, stay connected, stay strong, we will get through this together," he added.
The Prime Minister was quizzed on how his government will pay for all of the stimulus packages they are announcing to support the country through coronavirus, to which Morrison replied: "
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