Cuts to family support compromise childcare package

Australian Unions have long called for an increase in childcare assistance and funding but it should not come at the expense of overall support to families. The Abbott Government is forcing an impossible choice upon Australian families by linking new investment in childcare with extreme cuts to paid parental leave and family support payments. In […]

ANMF welcomes subsidised childcare for nurses

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement it will trial the use of subsidised nannies for shift-working nurses in an initiative contained in the upcoming Budget. Federal Secretary, Lee Thomas, said for many years the ANMF had been calling for subsidised childcare payments for the use of nannies for […]

Submission: childcare and early childhood learning

Unions NSW submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. Further information about the inquiry can be found here: Download the Unions NSW Submission – Childcare

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