Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Coalition Government’s reforms to child care were driving down out-of-pocket costs for Territory parents.
Senator Scullion said since the Coalition Government’s Child Care Subsidy was introduced on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families had reduced by 10.4 per cent.
“The Coalition Government is providing record funding and greater support to Territory families as part of its new Child Care Package, including the Child Care Subsidy,” Senator Scullion said.
“Our Government’s Child Care Subsidy ensures Territory families earning the least and working the most are supported to access the child care they need.
“Since the introduction of our Government’s new Child Care Subsidy on 2 July 2018, out-of-pocket child care costs for families in Darwin have reduced by 6.4 per cent.
“The Coalition Government’s child care reforms are leaving more dollars in the pockets of Territory families, which we can afford to do because we’re keeping our economy strong.
“Labor cannot be trusted with child care. When they were in Government, Labor allowed child care fees to skyrocket by more than 50 per cent.”