As a mother of four and a grandmother to three, I know all too well how hard it is for working families to balance their careers with exorbitantly expensive child care fees.
An Albanese Labor Government will reduce the cost of child care and make it easier for mums, children and working families to get ahead.
- Lift the maximum child care subsidy rate to 90 per cent for families for the first child in care;
- Increase child care subsidy rates for every family with one child in care earning less than $530,000 in household income;
- Keep higher child care subsidy rates for the second and additional children in care;
- Extend the increased subsidy to outside school hours care.
Labor knows childcare is not welfare. It is a universal necessity that will boost women’s ability to go to work if they want or need to.