Rising childcare costs: Let’s stop subtracting it from women’s salaries

Latest News | May 27, 2016

Yesterday at home we received a letter that our childcare fees are going up. The letter was quickly greeted with a number of F bombs and then hurled across the room. It landed next to another letter — the one from our health insurance provider, also informing us of a price hike.

Childcare is getting more expensive, and as we saw in the 2016/17 Federal Budget not a whole lot’s being done to immediately ease the financial pain. The current rebate of $7500 established in 2008 has had its long-overdue increase put off another couple of years, despite annual salaries experiencing stagnating growth.

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