Child care overhaul pledged
CLOSE to 5000 families in the electorate of Dawson will be better off as a result of the Federal Government’s child care overhaul.
Federal MP George Christensen said the package would provide the most hours of support to the families who worked the longest hours, and the greatest subsidy and financial support to the families who earned the least.
“We know the cost pressures that families face so we’ve taken action to overhaul a broken system,” Mr Christensen said.
“The 4787 families using child care in the region should be reassured that relief is around the corner.”
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the child care changes focused on helping the families who needed it most.
“Almost one million 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,” Mr Birmingham said.