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In HigginsOLP-67

 

I love being a mum – but arranging childcare can be a stressful experience.

In Higgins, 25 per cent of households have parents that both work full-time. It is particularly critical to families in Higgins that childcare services satisfy their individual needs.

We are fortunate to have a number of quality childcare service providers in Higgins. The Coalition has released a policy which will make childcare more accessible and affordable.

We recognise that, for some parents, access to child care can mean the difference between working and not working.

 

Coalition Policy

 

The Government asked the Productivity Commission to review the cost of childcare and to make recommendations as to how government support could be put to best use. You can read the report here.

The Coalition is committed to making childcare better. It needs to be more accessible, affordable and flexible so that Australians have a choice if they want to be part of the paid workforce.

The Government’s more than $3 billion Jobs for Families child care package will make child care simpler, more affordable and more accessible for almost one million Australian families.

As a result of these reforms, families with incomes of between $65,000 and $170,000 will be around $30 a week – or $1,500 a year – better off.

A strong safety net will provide additional learning opportunities for children in low income families or at-risk children, as well as those in the care of their grandparents.

Under Labor, the cost of childcare increased by over 50 per cent in just six years. Our reforms will put downward pressure on child care costs.

To protect children from diseases, our “no-jab, no pay” rule is removing access to family and child care payments for parents who don’t vaccinate their children.

You can read more about the Turnbull Government’s plan to help families get ahead here.