Will adding to the family subsidy address the actual issues with ECEC?

While the government and opposition have put forward competing plans for paid parental leave to ease the financial burden on families with young children, childcare remains a significant cost for women who want to resume their careers.

Mr Jeremenko [The Tax Institute’s Senior Tax Counsel] is to call for a reconsideration of rules that define childcare as a private expense that cannot be counted as a tax deduction.

“Push for tax claim on cost of childcare”, David Crowe (The Australian, paywalled)

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