‘An embarrassment’: Turnbull government faces Senate showdown over childcare plan and welfare cuts

'An embarrassment': Turnbull government faces Senate showdown over childcare plan and welfare cuts PRESSURE is mounting on the Federal Government to split its omnibus bill, which bundled childcare changes with welfare and family cuts. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s bill to abolish the current …

Coffs Coast Advocate

LDP and Derryn Hinch thwart childcare deal

A potential deal on the Coalition’s $1.6 billion childcare reforms that would leave welfare payments intact could be derailed by a push from two crossbench senators for the package to be watered down by axing subsidies for families earning more than …

The Australian

‘An embarrassment’: Turnbull government faces Senate showdown over childcare plan and welfare cuts

The Turnbull government is staring down concerted resistance over its combined welfare cuts and childcare package, as crossbench senators threaten to derail the government’s No.1 legislative priority before the budget. A controversial decision to link

The Sydney Morning Herald

Govt won’t get omnibus support from Hinch

Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch has vowed to vote against welfare cuts to fund the federal government’s proposed childcare reforms. Senator Hinch has urged the government to split the childcare reforms from its so-called omnibus legislation, vowing to …

NEWS.com.au

Government’s childcare reforms to be blocked in Senate if family welfare cuts are not dropped

The Federal Government’s push to increase childcare subsidies has hit a setback, with Senate crossbenchers maintaining their threat to block it unless it is decoupled from cuts to family welfare. Key points: Reforms to be funded by omnibus bill, which …

ABC Online