Figures released by the Greens have shown that some families will reach the childcare rebate cap before the end of each financial year, and will be hit even harder by new legislation introduced today. Today the Greens have appealed to the new cross bench to work with them to block these measures in the Senate.
“This is a hit to families who are already struggling to make ends meet,” the Greens spokesperson for childcare, Sarah Hanson-Young said.
“A family with a household income of $75,000 per year will run out of their childcare of rebate before the end of the financial year, forcing families to pay one hundred percent of their childcare fees.
“Instead of helping families meet the rising costs of childcare, Labor and the Abbott Government have made it harder for parents to make ends meet.
“To make things worse, the Government have introduced new legislation today that is going to rip even more money out of the pockets of already struggling families.
“Cuts to the child care benefit are going to take an extra $57 a week from low income families.”
“This is an attack on low income families who are already struggling under this government’s budget.
“We need to stand up for working families, not punish them by making childcare unaffordable.
“This is why I am appealing to the new cross bench to reject these changes in the Senate.”
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