Yesterday, the leader of the ALP, Mr Bill Shorten announced Labor’s child care policy.
Labor is promising to lift the childcare rebate cap from $7,500 to $10,000 a year per child, to help more than 100,000 families. This rebate is available to all families, regardless of income.
As stated by Mr Shorten “We need to make sure that child care remains affordable, it remains quality and it remains fair.”
“Child care makes the difference as to whether or not mums are able to go to work, whether children get the best start in life,” he said.
When asked whether Labor will fund child-care rebate by cutting Family Allowance, Mr Shorten was quoted as saying “that is silly economics.”
Confused about child care rebates? This article may shed some light: