More child care support for more families is here, with the Coalition Government’s new child care system commencing today (2 July).
Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said the reforms will provide much needed child care relief for around 4,420 families across his electorate.
“For a long time, families have struggled with the cost of child care and a broken system that has restricted their ability to work in a flexible manner,” Mr Coulton said.
“These reforms will mean more subsidies for families working the most. For families earning the least, the reforms involve removing the annual rebate cap for most families, and an hourly rate cap to keep downward pressure on fees.”
Mr Coulton said that if families haven’t made the switch yet, they should update their details on myGov or visit education.gov.au/childcare so they can start to benefit from the new system. Back payments of the new Child Care Subsidy for up to three months are available for families who are yet to make the switch.
“I’m pleased that under these reforms, many families across the Parkes electorate will notice a significant difference in their annual finances.”
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the reforms would put more money back in the pockets of hardworking Australian families.
“The Coalition Government’s reforms will inject an extra $2.5 billion into the system and are set to benefit almost one million families nation-wide,” Minister Birmingham said.
“These changes are key to the Government’s plan for a stronger economy that helps guarantee the essential services that so many families rely on, such as child care and early learning support.”
Media Contact: Anna Tickle 0400 050 729