Jan 9, 2014

Labor fighting for SchoolKids bonus

LABOR is calling on people power to force Tony Abbott to reverse his plan to abolish the SchoolKids Bonus, which helps about 4500 Grayndler families with the costs of education.

This week more than a million families across Australia will receive the SchoolKids Bonus, introduced by Labor to help low and middle-income families cope with the cost of uniforms, books, school camps and other essentials.

But if Tony Abbott gets his way, this January’s SchoolKids Bonus will be the last.

I’m calling on Australians to sign Labor’s petition on the bonus to send a clear message to the Prime Minister that he must reconsider this wrong-headed decision.

Scrapping the bonus means the average family with two children will be $1230 worse off every year.

Sign our petition and tell Tony Abbott his plans will hurt families and deny hundreds of thousands of Australian children fair access to a good education.

If you and I show our support, we can show the Coalition Government that the SchoolKids Bonus matters and stop Mr Abbott’s cruel cuts from hurting Australian families.

Follow this link to sign Labor’s petition.