Huge cost of living win for Australian parents as government extends major childcare payment for another year
- Federal government to extend major childcare payments to June 2023
- It means parents won’t be out of pocket if their kid is away with Covid or the flu
- The number of allowed absences is also kept at 52, 10 higher than pre-pandemic
Australian parents have been handed a major win just before tax time after Anthony Albanese announced the federal government would be waiving childcare gap fees for another year.
The support measure was introduced back in July 2021, at the height of the pandemic, and meant childcare centres could waive gap fees and hold places for kids if parents needed to keep their children at home for a lockdown or due to them being…