New Childcare System July 2018
Under the new childcare system, the current subsidies for childcare will be combined into one single subsidy. The level of subsidies the family received will be based on their income, and hours of activities the parents are working, studying, or volunteering during a fortnight.
The income test will be based on total taxable income of both parents
The activity test will be based on the total hours of activities of the lower income earner between the parents.
There are exemptions and special treatment for vulnerable families that is not discussed in this post. More detail will be available later in this year and in early 2018.
The income test
Subsidies will be calculated based on the actual fee. If the fee charged is higher than the $10.7 per hour, the subsidies is calculated at $10.7 per hour.
The activity test