More child care support for more families in Bonner is here with the start of the Turnbull Government’s new child care system.
Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the reforms would provide much needed child care relief for local families.
“Our reforms will mean more subsidies for Bonner families working the most and for Bonner families earning the least, scrapping the annual rebate cap for most families as well as an hourly rate cap to keep downward pressure on fees,” Mr Vasta said.
“In Bonner over 7550 families are set to benefit. Many local families will be hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year better off under the Turnbull Government’s reforms.
“Our reforms will inject an extra $2.5 billion into the system and are set to benefit almost one million families nation-wide.
“We’re also introducing an activity test to ensure subsidies are targeted to those who depend on child care in order to work, train, study or volunteer, or who are looking for work or want to work additional hours.
“This better reflects the needs of modern Australian families and their desire to base their child care around their work, rather than making their work suit their child care. It’s estimated around 230,000 families will increase their workforce participation.
“These changes are key to the Turnbull Government’s plan for a stronger economy that helps guarantee the essential services that so many families rely on, such as child care and early learning support.”
If families haven’t made the switch yet, they should visit www.education.gov.au/childcare or update their details on myGov so they can start to benefit from the new system. Back payments of the new Child Care Subsidy for up to three months are available for families who are yet to make the switch.