Childcare proposals

Jul 29, 2014

Q. Thinking about Government assistance for childcare, do you support or oppose the following proposals? 

 

Total support

Total oppose

 

Strongly support

Support

Oppose

Strongly oppose

Don’t know

Investment to create more childcare places

72%

13%

17%

55%

9%

4%

16%

Means testing of the childcare rebate

71%

14%

31%

40%

10%

4%

15%

Greater government subsidies to reduce the cost of childcare

57%

25%

16%

41%

17%

8%

18%

Childcare rebate extended to include nannies

46%

35%

12%

34%

22%

13%

19%

A substantial majority supported investment to create more childcare places (72%) and means testing of the childcare rebate (71%). A majority supported Greater government subsidies to reduce the cost of childcare (57%) while they were somewhat more divided over childcare rebate extended to include nannies (46% support/35% oppose).

For those aged 25-44, support was a little higher for greater Government subsidies (61%), investment to create more places (76%) and extending the rebate to nannies (51%) but lower for means testing the rebate (65%).