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The Brisbane Times — 12 December 2022

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 13:23

A federal pledge to fund a pay rise for aged care workers has gained 59 per cent support from Australians ahead of the likely $1.8 billion annual cost of the move, but voters are not so sure about using taxpayer cash to boost childcare pay as well. 

With employers having trouble finding workers, the boost for aged care has led to calls from the childcare industry for similar taxpayer support to ensure they can keep staff.

“We would like to see a wage supplement being paid to educators before June next year,” Community Child Care Association executive director Julie Price said last month.

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