Subsidy at hand for local families

FEDERAL MP for Forrest Nola Marino said there was now more support for families since the introduction of the new child care system.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the reforms would provide much needed child care relief for local 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,” MrsMarino said.

“We’re also introducing an activity test to ensure subsidies are targeted to those who depend on child care in order to work, train, study or volunteer, or who are looking for work or want to work additional hours.”

If families haven’t made the switch yet, visit education.gov.au/childcare. Back payments of the new subsidy for up to three months are available.

Source: Augusta Margaret River Mail.