“Earn or Learn” expected to apply to childcare subsidies with proposed activity testing

The government’s ‘earn or learn’ ethos is expected to be extended to childcare subsidies in the upcoming budget, forcing parents on welfare to show they are working or studying before they get benefits.  This government proposal could see cost 100,000 lower income families benefits and are urging the Government to guarantee all families have access to at least two days subsided care.

The entire childcare industry is on the news with subsiders, government funding and new policy refore be sure to stay intuned for the latest updates. Our Federal budget is scheduled for 12th May 2015. It will be an interesting budget for all families awaiting what the Government intend on doing in regards to the childcare industry.

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