New childcare package

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited Teenie Weenies at Panania with Revenue and Financial Services Minister Kelly O'Dwyer and Federal MP for Banks, David Coleman.

Story appeared in: Torch | April 10th, 2018

DETAILS of the Federal Government's $2.5 billion childcare package was discussed during a visit by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to Panania on Monday.
Mr Turnbull, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O'Dwyer and Federal MP for Banks, David Coleman, visited Teenie Weenies at Panania ahead of the introduction of the childcare package on July 2.
In his electorate of Banks, Mr Coleman said 5,800 families would see increased childcare subsidies under the package. Families who earn less than $67,000, will now have 85 per cent of their childcare costs subsidised. Families on middle incomes of up to $187,000 will also be substantially better off as their rebate will no longer be capped at $7,600.
The Government estimates around 230,000 families across the country will be able to increase their hours of employment as a result of the package.
"It was good to visit Teenie Weenies again and meet with centre manager Marie Ferrugia and her hardworking staff," Mr Coleman said.
Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare, said the Government was only telling one side of the story - failing to acknowledge that one in four families will be worse off from the changes.
"More families in our local area will lose childcare assistance than anywhere else in the country," he said.

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