Tony Abbott’s PPL under the microscope in childcare overhaul

Latest News | Dec 04, 2014

A LOOMING overhaul of childcare funding will be used to reshape Tony Abbott’s controversial paid parental leave scheme, as ministers review flagship policies in response to a sinking budget outlook.

The government has begun work on changes to the Prime Minister’s signature PPL policy to cut its cost and fend off accusations it is too generous at a time of deepening federal deficits. The Australian has learned that amendments to the PPL scheme are on the agenda in internal discussions on a new childcare policy to be outlined early next year.

Source: The Australian