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Free childcare: it sounds great, but your kids will pay for it from their taxes later

1 June 2020

6:11 PM

1 June 2020

6:11 PM

There is not one Australian industry sector that wouldn’t want a $60 billion handout. Not one. 

But the free childcare for all kids plea from former South Australian Labor premier Jay Weatherill — strangely settled now in the West — is a bit rich. 

A bit rich because saying the current system in place during COVID-19 should be extended indefinitely, conveniently forgets one thing: Who will actually end up paying for it? 

You know the answer.  

The taxpayer will foot the bill every single time. 

Childcare is always an emotive issue, with parents battling mixed feelings and a myriad of arguments both for and against. 

Put simply, if a family chooses to have one parent work and the other stay home...

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