Families and Cost of Living

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Families and Cost of Living

If you feel like over the past decade the price of everything has been going up, but your pay has stayed the same, you’d be right. Families are struggling to afford the basics, let alone save for the future. Labor will ease the pressure on families by making child care cheaper. We’ll get wages going again after years of decline. We’ll close the gender pay gap. And we’ll make work more secure.

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A Labor Government would:

  • Make child care cheaper for Australian families
  • Tackle falling wages through our Secure Jobs Plan
  • Work to close the gender pay gap

Making child care cheaper.

Child care costs are putting a strain on family budgets. Under the current system, you can actually lose money if you choose to work a fourth or a fifth day, and most of the time this happens to women. Labor will abolish the cap on the rebate, which will make child care cheaper for 97% of families in the system. 

Better wages for Australian workers.

Over the past eight long years of the Liberals and Nationals, wages have gone nowhere. Now they are planning to push your wages backwards – it’s in their own budget papers. That’s not what workers need. It’s not what this country needs. A Labor Government will stand up for your wages.

Closing the gender pay gap.

Women have been hit hard by the pandemic. Women have lost their jobs at a greater rate than men, and have lost more hours at work too. Labor will tackle that head on with our Secure Australian Jobs Plan. But we need to do more. Australia’s gender pay gap is 13%. It’s not good enough. That’s why Labor will also lead a national push to help close the gender pay gap.

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334a Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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CANBERRA ACT 2600

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