All child care should be valued and funded

March 20, 2018. Beverly Smith. Policy Options – article (web): All child care should be valued and funded

Article by former Kids First President, Beverley Smith, in Policy Options, the magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy: All child care should be valued and funded. Bev’s successful complaint to the UN in 1997 launched the Federal Finance Committee’s Sub-Committee on Tax Equity for Families With Dependent Children. Their Final Report in 1999 called for the government to be neutral regarding child care preferences.

1999. (PDF): “Final Report of the Federal Sub-committee (of Finance Committee) on Tax Equity for Families of Dependent Children

See also this Kids First article for more information about the tax paper: “From pensions for “stay at home mums” to beer and popcorn: How the Liberal party reversed its policy on children and families