The catch-22 preventing mothers from returning to work

This story was published by The Age on 26th March and was written by Rachel Clun.

Independent MP Zoe Daniel said those who needed subsidised care the most were more likely to be negatively affected by the activity test requirements. She said the test should be scrapped in the upcoming budget.

“I’m strongly arguing that unlocking women’s economic participation is a win, win, win for the economy, and also for families,” Daniel said.

“Women [and] kids benefit from this, and then you’ll also get that economic boost as well. But I accept that like everything, there’s an upfront cost followed by a long-term benefit.”

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