TURNBULL’S GOOD NEWS: CHILD CARE FEES TO KEEP RISING

The Turnbull Government has again shown how out of touch they are by today bragging about child care fee increases that will cost families thousands.

This comes on top of the Government’s own figures revealing out of pocket costs have risen every year under the Liberals.

“It’s an insult to parents’ intelligence to try and claim another 5.6 per cent increase in fees will somehow leave families better off,” Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Kate Ellis, said.

“The Government is admitting an average family with two children will face fee increases of over $2,500 a year, even after their changes.

“With wage growth at record lows families will see an increasing share of their pay go on child care – Malcolm Turnbull has no idea how tough many families are doing.

“It’s a clear indication that the Government’s tinkering with our broken child care system doesn’t go far enough and real reform is long overdue.”