Childcare package so confusing, some parents may give up on childcare: Mission Australia

Latest News | Feb 05, 2016

The federal government’s flagship childcare reforms are so difficult to understand, some parents may give up and pull their children out of care, a Senate inquiry has heard.

The warning comes as a survey of parents found about 10 per cent would not meet the Coalition’s new work test to qualify for childcare subsidies.

The Senate’s education committee is currently reviewing the Coalition’s childcare reforms, which were introduced to the lower house late last year but have not been put to a vote.

The so-called “jobs for families package“, will replace two childcare payments with one and see childcare subsidies vary, based on how much parents earn and how many hours they work.
Read more: Sydney Morning Herald