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Labor’s childcare splash: for our kids – or their union mates?

1 May 2019

4:04 PM

1 May 2019

4:04 PM

Last weekend Labor announced a $4 billion funding increase to childcare subsidies. More worryingly, Labor would also intervene to raise the wages of early childhood educators by 20 per cent over the next eight years.

Government entering the private sector to top up wages is, as former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson described it, a lousy precedent.

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