The Member for Brand Madeleine King says about 7000 local families will be better off when Parliament passes Labor’s plan to make child care cheaper.
The Albanese Government this week introduced laws that will help cut out of pocket costs for families with children in early education and care.
Child care costs have increased more than 40 per cent over the past eight years.
It’s a big cost to families and a disincentive for parents, especially mums, to do more paid work.
Most local families with children in early education and care will benefit.
For example, a family earning $120,000 with one child in early education and care will be more than $1,700 better off.
“This is good for children, good for families and good for our economy,” Ms King said.
“Not only will this help families with cost-of-living pressures by cutting the cost of child care, it will get thousands of skilled workers into our economy.
“This is an important economic reform that the Albanese Government promised to deliver at the election.
“It will mean children will get access to early education, and many mums will be able to undertake more paid work if they want to.”
The changes to the child care subsidy are set to be in place by 1 July 2023.