Child­care help

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

FED­ERAL Mem­ber for Page Kevin Ho­gan said more than 5000 fam­i­lies in our com­mu­nity will be bet­ter off from the Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment’s child care over­haul. He said the new child care pack­age would pro­vide the great­est hours of sup­port to the fam­i­lies who work the long­est hours, and the great­est sub­sidy and fi­nan­cial sup­port to the fam­i­lies who earn the least. “We know the cost pres­sures that fam­i­lies face so we’ve taken ac­tion to over­haul a bro­ken sys­tem,” Mr Ho­gan said. “Fam­i­lies us­ing child care in our com­mu­nity should be re­as­sured that re­lief is around the corner.” Mr Ho­gan said the child care changes are fo­cused on help­ing the fam­i­lies that need it most. “Lo­cal fam­i­lies will ben­e­fit from our ad­di­tional $2.5 bil­lion in­vest­ment and com­pre­hen­sive changes to the sub­sidy sys­tem, our new hourly rate cap to put down­ward pres­sure on fee in­creases and the end of the $7613 an­nual re­bate cap,” he said. “I urge fam­i­lies to visit our child care es­ti­ma­tor, plug in their de­tails and see ex­actly how they’re set to ben­e­fit.”

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