Post Federal Election – “What’s next and where to from now?”

The election is over. The childcare industry in a whole was discussed leading into the election as a key agenda but what now? What does this mean now Malcolm Turnball formed Government and how will this affect you?

Following the 2016 Budget the new measures being proposed of the childcare reform will be introduced from 1 July 2017 and the implementation is not due to be in full effect till July 2018 (depending on the passing of legislation).

To be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy, families will need to:

  • use an approved child care service for a child who is under 13 years of age and is immunised;
  • be responsible for paying the child care fees;
  • meet residency requirements;
  • meet a 3 step activity test (working, studying, training or other recognised activity), or be exempt.

To understand the full extent and what measures will be introduced with the new Child Care Subsidy the Department of Human Services have collated the information into one article – click here.