TURNBULL GIVES COMMUNITY JUST 5 DAYS TO COMMENT ON CHILD CARE CHANGES

Malcolm Turnbull will give stakeholders and parents only five working days to make submissions to the Senate Inquiry into his proposed child care changes, which will leave one in three families worse off.

This comes after his government voted this week to cut the inquiry short, despite the changes not being due to commence before mid-2018.

“First Malcom Turnbull delayed assistance for families until mid-2018, now he’s trying to avoid scrutiny,” Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Kate Ellis, said.

“Despite leaving more than 330,000 families worse off, Malcolm Turnbull will only give the community five days to have a say. It simply doesn’t add up.

“Labor is demanding Malcom Turnbull fix his proposed changesso children are not pushed out of early education.

“He also needs to follow Labor’s lead and deliver an immediate increase in assistance for parents, because families can’t afford to wait.”

Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Government’s proposed child care changes are due on Thursday 22 September. More information is available on the Senate website.