CHILDCARE: Families have one more week to sign up to the Turnbull Government's new child care system.
CHILDCARE: Families have one more week to sign up to the Turnbull Government's new child care system.

More support for families

PARENTS and carers have just one week to sign up to the Turnbull Government's new child care system, which will deliver more support for more families.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said relief for families with the costs of child care was just around the corner starting July 2.

"On average, eligible families will be $1333 a year better off per child under the Turnbull government's reforms but families need to make the switch to the new system or they risk disrupting their payments,” Mr Birmingham said.

"We're investing an extra $2.5 billion and overhauling the system by re-targeting subsidies to families working the most and to families earning the least, abolishing the annual rebate cap for most families and introducing an hourly rate cap to put downward pressure on fee increases.

Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan said switching over was a simple process.

"We've seen almost 940,000 families already switch over to the new system or about 80.8 per cent, which is fantastic, but there are still some families that need to complete their online assessment,” Mr Keenan said.

Mr Birmingham said the Australian Government didn't want to see low and middle income families miss out and then have to pay full fees.


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