Wednesday, 30 January 2019
The latest report by the ABS shows that in the December 2018 Quarter child care fees are rising again, with a 1.4 per cent increase for the quarter.
After all the empty promises from the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government about their new child care system, it is now clear that child care fees are going back up under the Liberals.
It’s the same old story from this Government, and Australian families are being continually slugged with higher child care fees.
Since the election of the Liberals in 2013, total child care fees have grown on average by five per cent annually.
The cost of long day care, the type of child care most people use, has increased by more than $2,500 a year for child care under the Liberals – 20 per cent more.
These figures are just egg on the face of the Liberal Government who in July last year introduced their unfair child care changes and- according to their own figures- have left 1 in 4 families worse off.
In stark contrast, Labor announced the biggest ever investment in early childhood education in Australia with our $1.75 billion National Preschool and Kindy Program.
Labor’s plan will see around 700,000 three and four year olds access preschool and kindy every year. This will also help parents balance work and family and increase access to subsidised early learning for families.