Saunders condemns Labor’s cost of living cuts

Member for Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has condemned the Labor Government’s decision to slash the value of Active Kids and First Lap vouchers, cease the standalone Creative Kids voucher, and massively restrict the eligibility of NSW families.

Mr Saunders said thousands of families in the Dubbo electorate and regional NSW rely on the annual vouchers to enrol their children in sporting and creative activities.

“All families in our community could receive $300 per child per year in Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers under the Liberal and Nationals Government,” Mr Saunders said.

“Under Labor’s cuts, the number of eligible families will be cut in half, and those who are still eligible will receive just $100 per child per year.

“I’m really disappointed Labor has cut these highly successful programs at a time when the cost of living is rising, and household budgets are already under significant pressure.”

Opposition Leader Mark Speakman said NSW families shouldn’t pay for the Labor Government’s broken promises and wrong priorities.

“Before the election, Chris Minns promised to fund Active Kids vouchers, and after months of uncertainty families across NSW are paying for Labor’s broken promise,” Mr Speakman said.

“Given the rising pressure on family budgets, Chris Minns’ cuts mean children right across NSW will miss out on the opportunity to learn to swim, play sport and participate in creative activities.”

1 thought on “Saunders condemns Labor’s cost of living cuts”

  1. That is a load of nonsense what Mark Speakman said kids will not miss out at all. They have not missed out before Well we have had to pay for all the broken promises that the Liberals made . Where are the new Regional Train Fleet and buses and the new Debit card machine you promised on the Regional buses. You failed to deliver.

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