Mark Dreyfus MP

Member for Isaacs
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I am asking for your vote at the next federal election. An elected Labor Government will make sure families pay less for childcare by increasing the maximum childcare subsidy to 90 per cent.

Many people with kids want affordable childcare but right now fees are ridiculously high - they shouldn't be. Fees have increased more than 35% under the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison Liberal Governments. It's just too expensive. It's time to do something about it.

An elected Labor Government will open the door for someone in the family to get back into the workforce. That means more money to save or spend on the family. It means more money in your pocket and that's where it should be.

The numbers don't lie.

The research says that Labor plans to increase the maximum Child Care Subsidy to 90 per cent, slow down the rate at which the subsidy tapers off, and remove the annual cap would make childcare more affordable for almost every family using it.

Read more: Why cheaper childcare is good economics