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Election Survey - Commonwealth 2013 - Q8


Q8 - Family support

Surveys indicate that a large majority of parents would prefer one parent (usually the mother) to care for their child full-time at home if they could afford it. Current child care benefits are much more generous to mothers who place their children in child care centres than to those who care for their own children at home. All parents should be treated equally, receiving the same benefits - enabling them to choose whether to spend the money on childcare or on helping one parent stay at home.

Would you support legislation to provide equal benefits to all families with young children, either baby bonus, parental leave or child care, whether the mother is in the workforce or not?


Party Reply Score
Australian Labor Party 

The Federal Labor Government is delivering a family support system that targets government assistance to families who need it most, based on the number of children they have and their financial resources.

The Government provides this assistance in a number of ways including the Schoolkids Bonus, Family Tax Benefit A, Family Tax Benefit B, Paid Parental Leave, the Child care Benefit and the Household Assistance Package. The eligibility requirements for each type of family assistance applies in the same way to all families.
A re-elected Labor Government will continue to provide targeted support to families to help with their costs of living.

 2
Liberal National Coalition

The Coalition recognises the important contribution that parents who choose to care for their children at home make to their families and to our community. We will always be a strong advocate for stay-at-home parents.

During the term of the Howard Government, the Coalition introduced a number of
important measures to provide greater support to families with parents who choose to care for their children at home, including the Family Tax Benefit Part B payment and the Baby Bonus. These reforms ushered in a new and generous era of family assistance in Australia which continues to benefit families today, and we are proud of our achievements in this area.

 2
The Greens

Definitely not.
 2
Non-Custodial Parents Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Rise Up Australia Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Democratic Labour Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
 Liberal Democratic Party 

Unsure.
 5
 Outdoor Recreation Party 

No comment.
 1
Senator Online Party 

No comment.
 1
Family First Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Australian Christians Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Christian Democratic Party 

Yes definitely.
 10
Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party 

No comment.
 1
Australian Voice

No comment.
 1
Palmer United Party 

No comment.
 1

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000



 


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