Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Questions without Notice
Barnaby Joyce (New England, National Party, Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source
I do support child care. I absolutely support child care. In fact, I'm one of the beneficiaries of child care, and I live in a regional area—and it is important for either parent that takes on a primary caring role. At times it is the case that both have to go out to work to make the payments—to pay for the house, to pay for the car—and this is a vital component of how our society works. We're lucky we can do it.
The changes that are actually improving it have been brought in by this side of the parliament. It's this side of the parliament that has understood that concept and it is this side of the parliament that is championing that concept. People at home, whether they're mothers at home or fathers at home, had to wait until we were on the Treasury benches for these issues to be dealt with. I might ask the minister, if she wishes, to add to my comments.