Minimum work test will block childcare for 100,000 mothers, Scott Morrison warned

An article written by Judith from the Sydney Morning Herald has discussed the implications that more than 100,000 mothers will be forced to give up work if the government cracks down on the number of hours parents have to work in order to receive their childcare subsides.

The country’s peak children’s body, Early Childhood Australia, is calling on the government to make sure parents can access up to two days of subsidised childcare per child per week, without having to work or study.

Fact: At least 16.4 per cent of mothers – or more than 100,000 women – work less than 24 hours a fortnight.

Early Childhood Australia is particularly concerned that children would be shut out of early learning education if the government adopts the Productivity Commission’s model.

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