Coronavirus Australia live news: Labor to announce $6bn childcare package as Victoria records 11 cases and new Sydney locations linked to Covid

Anthony Albanese’s budget reply set to also contain ‘significant’ energy announcement, while NSW has 12 new Covid cases and Victoria no new deaths. Follow all today’s news

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The ‘jobs ready’ university bill has passed the parliament.

Humanities and arts students will now be paying 113% more.

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So yup, as reported (in the Australian) the childcare package Labor is presenting is worth $6bn

It is targeted on low income earners

Here’s the current income thresholds for childcare it cuts out at $353,000 but Labor’s will be even more generous than that and for low income earners it will cover 90 per cent delivering a co-payment as little as $10 a day pic.twitter.com/a4uttd4daV

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live news: Labor to announce $6bn childcare package as Victoria records 11 cases and new Sydney locations linked to Covid ———