Why is childcare such a hard sell in the federal election?

Spending on early years education seems to be a tough sell for politicians.

A significant number of Australians, both politicians and voters, see “childcare” as a service to help parents get back to work, despite growing recognition that early education is important for children’s learning and development.

The discussion tends to focus on household budgets and the ability of mum (mostly) to go back to work.

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