New childcare legislation can’t wait

Latest News | Mar 14, 2016

While the Senate Committee charged with considering the government’s childcare package works on its report, parents around the nation continue to cry out for help to make childcare more affordable and accessible.

It’s nearly a year since the federal government announced that more than $3 billion worth of assistance was coming, for the most part in the form of a new single subsidy, which would give many working families a boost of more than $30 a week.

In the meantime, the squeeze on many families around the nation continues. The case for increased support is strong and urgent, families need more help from the federal government to reduce the cost of childcare, sooner rather than later.

Read more: Early Learning Review