The Abbott Government currently has legislation before the Parliament which will cut the Child Care Benefit that 5,640 families in the Federal Electorate of Blaxland rely on, more than any other electorate in Sydney. Read More.
Labor has today called on the Abbott Government to heed the recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on School Funding by delivering on their pre-election promise to honour the Gonski agreements, and reversing the $80 billion cuts to schools and hospitals announced in the Budget. Read More.
Despite eight out of the top 10 communities that rely on the Child Care Benefit in New South Wales being in Western Sydney, the Abbott Government remains committed to legislation which has the sole purpose of cutting the means-tested Child Care Benefit, which over 45,000 low and middle income families in Western Sydney rely on to make ends meet. Read More.
Despite the Assistant Minister for Education, Sussan Ley, today claiming not to be cutting the Child Care Benefit, no amount of spin can hide the truth. Read More.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, ACTING SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD: Suggestions we've heard today would lead to the complete deregulation of our child care and early education sector. These are extremely concerning reports and concerning suggestions and should be ruled out immediately. Read More.