Are you a Mum or planning to be one? Labor wants your vote.
In the past two days, Federal Labor has announced a multi-billion-dollar boost to childcare, in a bid to cut waiting lists and make it more affordable.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten yesterday announced that it would boost the childcare budget by $3 billion.
Now, the Labor party will today announce another $160million funding increase to childcare and after-school waiting lists, according to the ABC.
Altogether the Labor has pledged to:
- Increase the means-tested Child Care Benefit payment by 15 per cent (up to $31 per child per week)
- Lift the childcare rebate cap from $7500 to $10,000 a year per child to help more than 100,000 families
- Invest $100 million over three years to help cut childcare waiting lists in 300 areas of high-demand
- Commit $63.2 million to establish or expand after-school care