DENISON UNDER THE GUN: HOBART FAMILIES TO LOSE UNDER CHILD CARE CHANGES - Media Release, 15 January 2018
Simon Birmingham’s secret hit list of families who will be worse off under his unfair child care changes has been exposed – and we now know more Denison families will lose under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals than anywhere else in Tasmania.
This secret hit list has only been made public through Freedom of Information requests by Labor.
674 Denison families will be shocked to realise that they will lose vital support under the Turnbull Government’s changes to the child care system.
So out of touch is the Turnbull Government, it has targeted families in the lowest income bracket, with 88,000 Australian families earning less than $65,710 worse off under its changes. These are the families who can least afford to lose support.
For families who only have a single income of less than $65,710 access to early education will be cut from 24 hours to only 12 hours per week.
For those families on a single income over $65,710 guaranteed access to 24 hours of subsidised access is now reduced to zero.
As families start back to work and school, many will be left wondering how their household will be able to afford the cost of child care come July 2 under the Turnbull Government’s child care package.
Minister Birmingham needs to grow a spine and be honest with these families so they can start planning now rather than get a rude shock in July when their support is ripped out without warning.
For those struggling families who have been targeted by the Turnbull Government, this is the real list that matters come July 2.
This new slug against families is on top of the 18 per cent growth in fees since the election of the Liberal Government – which means families are on average paying over $2,000 more a year.
This is an unfair package from an out of touch government and these secret numbers confirm it.
MONDAY, 15 JANUARY 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: TAIMUS WERNER-GIBBINGS 0429 820 344
IMPACTS OF TURNBULL AND BIRMINGHAM'S CUTS ON TASMANIAN ELECTORATES
# of families to receive less - 674
Receive Less as a % - 14.7
# of families to receive less - 663
Receive Less as a % - 17.4
# of families to receive less - 632
Receive Less as a % - 12.6
# of families to receive less - 578
Receive Less as a % - 16.1
# of families to receive less - 517
Receive Less as a % - 13.5