Scott Morrison’s budget fails to deliver on working mothers

Latest News | May 04, 2016

This budget may have been about “jobs and growth” but it’s certainly not one about jobs for working parents – particularly women keen on returning to the workforce after having children.

The “economic plan” it pitched last night failed to address one of the key inhibitors keeping women out of the workforce – expensive, inflexible and unobtainable childcare.

Worse, the $3.2 billion reform package that was supposed to make childcare more affordable for up to one million families has been put off for another year. The Government’s blaming delays in parliament for that one – it needs to cut parental payments to those receiving family tax benefit part B to pay for it.

Read more: Women’s Agenda