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Cheaper child care for Robertson

The Member for Robertson has announced that about 6900 local families will be better off under Labor’s cheaper childcare plan.

Dr. Gordon Reid at Little Miracles Early Childhood Learning Centre, Terrigal

30 September 2022

 

THE Albanese Government this week introduced laws that will help cut out-of-pocket costs for families with children in early education and care.

 

Childcare costs have skyrocketed. They’ve increased 41 per cent in the past eight years.

 

It’s a big cost to families and a massive disincentive for parents, especially mums, to do more paid work.

 

These new laws mean that around 96 per cent of local families with children in early education and care will be better off.

 

For example, a family earning $120,000 with one child in early education and care will be more than $1,700 better off.

 

Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP said that 96 per cent of families with children in early education and care will be better off under Labor’s plan.

 

“This is good for children, good for families and good for our economy,” Dr. Reid said.

 

“Not only will this help families with cost-of-living pressures by cutting the cost of childcare, it will help get thousands of skilled workers into our economy.

 

“This is important economic reform that the Albanese Government promised to deliver at the election. Legislation introduced this week will implement this promise.

 

“It means children get access to early education, and parents especially mums can do more paid work if they want to.”

 

The changes to the childcare subsidy will kick in on 1 July 2023.

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