Marino praises child care plan

MORE than 4000 South West families are set to benefit from the start of the Federal Government’s new child care system, according to Forrest MHR Nola Marino.

Mrs Marino said the reforms would provide much-needed child care relief for families.

“For too long Forrest families have struggled with the cost of child care and a broken system that has restricted their ability to work the hours and days that suit them,” she said.

“Our reforms will mean more subsidies for Forrest families working the most and for families earning the least, scrapping the annual rebate cap for most families as well as an hourly rate cap to keep downward pressure on fees.

“In fact in Forrest around 4460 families are set to benefit.” Families can visit www.education.gov.au/childcare to benefit from the new system.

Source: Bunbury Herald.