The NSW Government has announced $401 million in additional funding over four years in the 2022-23 Budget, to prioritise Closing the Gap and other projects that improve outcomes for Aboriginal people across the state.
Member for Manly James Griffin MP welcomed the investment into Aboriginal communities and outcomes from the NSW Government.
“The NSW Government is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people throughout NSW by empowering them and enabling them to invest in projects that reflect their priorities,” Mr Griffin said.
The NSW Government is supercharging the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, supporting families with better access to world-class services, through a $281 million package in the 2022/23 Budget.
This package is designed to boost the supply of early childhood teachers and educators and includes new higher education and vocational education and training (VET) scholarships of up to $20,000. In addition, there will be employer supplements for staff retention and partnerships with tertiary and VET providers to create new pathways into early childhood careers.
Member for Manly James Griffin MP said NSW is leading the way on improvements for our youngest learners and their early childhood education, and that having quality educators is key to that.
Young families in Manly will save thousands of dollars a year on childcare costs thanks to the NSW Government's $5 billion landmark investment over the next decade to expand access to high quality, affordable care.
Under the reforms, a middle-income western Sydney family with one child in full-time childcare is expected to save about $3,900 a year, while the equivalent family living in regional NSW with two children in childcare is expected to save around $7,800.
Member for Manly James Griffin MP said they were thrilled to hear that Manly families are set to have access to affordable childcare.
“Improving the affordability and accessibility of childcare is a once in a generation economic reform,” Mr Griffin said.