Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Education spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has said that the government’s Cheaper Childcare Bill, introduced to parliament today, doesn’t go far enough, and should make early education and care universal and free.
Senator Faruqi said:
“We have an opportunity here to deliver universal and free childcare. This bill does not go anywhere near far enough.
“Expensive and inaccessible childcare has held women and families back for too long.