Australian Greens Education spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has said the Education Minister must rule out the reintroduction of childcare fees in his current review of the COVID-19 childcare package.
Senator Faruqi said:
“Free and universal childcare has been a huge step forward for access to childcare. It should be made permanent.
“The Minister should be looking at how to ensure ongoing access to free childcare, and options for expanded public operation of childcare.