Submission on the Cheaper Childcare Bill

This submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment regarding the Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill 2022 commended the Government for removing the activity test for First Nations children but noted the activity test continues to apply to other children from low-income households or who are developmentally vulnerable. We recommended the bottom two steps of the activity test be removed, guaranteeing three days of subsidised early learning and care for every family, including where the parent with the least hours of work is engaged in fewer than 16 hours of recognised activity.