South Side families face child care cuts

Terri Butler MP said the Abbott Government has introduced legislation currently before the Parliament that has the sole purpose of cutting the Child Care Benefit which 3,570 families in Griffith rely on.

The Child Care Benefit is a means-tested payment to low and middle income families to assist with the cost of child care. This cut will directly hit families earning as little as $42,000 a year.

Terri Butler MP said the Abbott Government has introduced legislation currently before the Parliament that has the sole purpose of cutting the Child Care Benefit which 3,570 families in Griffith rely on.

The Child Care Benefit is a means-tested payment to low and middle income families to assist with the cost of child care. This cut will directly hit families earning as little as $42,000 a year. 

“The Education Department has confirmed over 500,000 low and middle-income families will see their child care assistance cut,” the Member for Griffith said.

“This is a direct hit to those South Side families who can least afford it, including many parents who would otherwise be forced to leave the workforce.

“It brings the total child care cuts announced by the Abbott Government to more than $1 billion. 

“No previous Government has ever moved to cut the Child Care Benefit. 

“South Side families and their kids need accessible, affordable and quality child care.

“Low and middle income families are paying the price in this budget, so that Tony Abbott can have his expensive and unfair paid parental leave scheme.

“These cuts are imminent but not unstoppable – it is one of the few Budget measures the Parliament actually will get the opportunity to vote on.

“Labor will fight these measures but we need to send a strong message to the Senate that these cuts should be stopped.” Ms Butler said 

To take a stand against Tony Abbott’s targeted child care cuts sign the petition here:

http://www.alp.org.au/targetedchildcarecuts

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