The biggest problem with the new $1.7billion childcare package

The biggest problem with the new $1.7billion childcare package – as it faces backlash from working parents who can't access the scheme The government will increase subsidies for second children up to 95 per cent  It will also remove the annual $10,560 cap on the Child Care Subsidy But the $1.7billion policy will not kick in until July 2022, sparking anger

By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:34 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 01:34 BST, 3 May 2021

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A new childcare policy that makes the service cheaper for quarter of a million families is under fire because it will not kick in for another year.   

In the May 11 budget the government will increase subsidies for second children up to 95 per cent and remove the annual $10,560 cap on the Child Care Subsidy.

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The government says the $1.7billion policy will benefit 250,000 families - but the changes will not kick in until July 2022, more than a year from now.

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (right) speaks to a family during a visit to Narrabundah Cottage Childcare Centre in Canberra

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (right) speaks to a family during a visit to Narrabundah Cottage Childcare Centre in Canberra

The Labor opposition has slammed the government for not implementing the policy sooner, as families face rising childcare costs with an average four per cent hike next year.

Labor shadow minister Amanda Rishworth said changes should come into play as soon as possible. 

'If we are going to actually support women getting back into the

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