Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham with preschool children at a childcare centre.
Here’s how the government’s new childcare plan will change the way families are given assistance with paying for child care.
Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull government has ‘already had great success in terms of reducing the rate of price growth’.
The education minister says that under Labor there were child care price spikes of up to 14% over a 12 month period, but under the Coalition those have fallen to “around 6% on average”. Is that right?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten with daughter Clementine.
Labor has unveiled a $3 billion child care policy it will take to the polls on July 2. What has the party proposed and how is it different?
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a $3.5 billion child care package.
The government estimates its proposed $3.5 billion child care package will encourage more than 240,000 families to increase their involvement in paid employment, including almost 38,000 jobless families.
From January, conscientious objectors to vaccine will lose up to $15,000 of childcare and family tax rebates.
Australia is unique in using parental financial incentives for immunisation.
Means-testing the child care rebate means some families are paying twice since their taxes already support education.
Recent media reports suggest that the Productivity Commission into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning will recommend that the simplified single-payment child-care rebate is means-tested. This is not…