“Barrier after barrier” – claims Indigenous kids still losing out in childcare pledge | The Drum

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    Affordable child care is a clear incentive to have more babies and tomorrow’s budget will include a $1.7 billion to subsidise the fees of parents with two or more children and those on higher incomes.

    While that has been welcomed by advocacy groups – some including SNAICC, National Voice for our Children, say Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids are still losing out.

    Last year, when child care was made free for all during the initial stages of the pandemic, services saw an increase in the number of Indigenous children

    attending early childhood centres.

    The Drum’s Stephanie Boltje has this story.

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