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'Make regions a priority for kids'

MALLEE MP Anne Webster wants the Federal Government to prioritise the child care needs of regional Victorians.

Dr Webster, who is shadow assistant minister for regional development, said she had written to the Minister for Education and the Minister for Early Childhood Education urging them to commit to addressing the regional disadvantage.

Dr Webster said that many towns in her electorate of Mallee have no childcare, leaving young families desperate and workplaces short of staff.

“Available child care is the difference for some families between one and two incomes. It has a dramatic impact on their financial stability,” Dr Webster said.

“It is also about equity and opportunity as women in particular should be able to pursue their career ambitions and passions.


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