Budget 2021

Free preschool for all and $1.7b childcare boost for families

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated May 11 2021 - 10:31am, first published 9:30am
Natalie Raffenot with her children AJ, 6, Evie, 2, and Ollie, 9. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The government will spend $2 billion to ensure all Australian children, no matter where they live, can access 15 hours a week of fully-funded preschool in the year before starting school.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.