Scott Morrison to ask cabinet to support additional spending on childcare

In the Media | Mar 2, 2015

Scott Morrison will ask federal cabinet to give in-principle approval for additional spending on childcare on Monday as he begins consultations with the industry about his soon to be released families and childcare policy.

Morrison has previously said any increase in the $7.7bn a year now spent by the federal government on childcare would have to be offset by savings, and any funding increase depended on his ability to do a bipartisan deal with Labor over both the new childcare funding model and the savings that could pay for it.

He has scheduled a second meeting with Labor’s childcare spokeswoman Kate Ellis this week, but no concrete proposals have yet been discussed.

Article source: The Guardian