Federal budget 2015: How the Abbott government childcare changes affect you

In the Media | May 12, 2015

The Abbott government has unveiled its long-promised childcare package pledging more money for many families from 2017 but stripping others of nearly all of the childcare assistance they currently receive.

Here’s how the current system, the government’s proposed system and suggestions by the Productivity Commission stack up:

NUMBER OF PAYMENT TYPES

Current system:

* A Child Care Benefit, which is means tested.
* A Child Care Rebate, which is not means tested.
* Jobs, Education and Training Fee Assistance for parents who qualify for the maximum rate of the Child Care Benefit.

Full Article: Brisbane Times