Free child care ‘critical’ to government jobs plan, ACTU says

Free child care must be a cornerstone of the Budget spending spree if the Morrison government is serious about getting unemployment down, unions say.

Child-care funding has emerged as a focal point amid reports the Morrison government is considering a new multi-billion-dollar funding plan that could see subsidy rates increased from 85 to 95 per cent.

The ACTU, meanwhile, is calling for a free universal early childhood and education scheme. In other words, unions want the government to make child care effectively free for Australian families, or extremely low cost.

Source: Free child care ‘critical’ to government jobs plan, ACTU says

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