Struggling families slugged to subsidise childcare

Latest News | Oct 05, 2016

Australia’s leading parent advocacy group The Parenthood will today front a Senate inquiry with modelling conducted by The Australian National University that confirms the government’s plans to tie cuts to Family Tax Benefits (FTB) to the funding of childcare reforms will make childcare even harder to afford for many families.

A public hearing will be held today in Melbourne by the senate committee currently reviewing both the government’s new childcare legislation and legislation to cut back a range of FTB measures.

The Parenthood will provide the committee with modelling it commissioned revealing the combined financial impact of the government’s childcare and family payment changes on a range of ‘typical family’ types (cameos).

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