Labor says inflation figures show need for cheaper childcare

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
April 28 2022 - 8:00pm
Labor proposes raising childcare subsidies to encourage parents to work.

Labor says its childcare policy will ease costs for almost 30,000 Hunter families after inflation figures this week showed a 4.2 per cent annual price rise in the sector.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.