The NSW Liberals are calling on the Labor Government to come clean with NSW families.
Liberal Leader Mark Speakman said the Government should tell kids and parents why it’s looking to cancel vouchers and increase cost-of-living pressures on them at the worst possible time.
“At the previous election NSW Labor was upfront about its plans to cancel Active Kids, but they said nothing at this election,” said Mr Speakman. “If they were planning to scrap the program, they should have been honest with NSW families.”
Active Kids has been a very popular and successful measure implemented by the Coalition Government, giving kids who may have otherwise missed out an opportunity to participate in sport and helping with their physical and mental health.
At the start of this year more than 4.85 million vouchers had been redeemed, saving families $481 million.
“We want to see this program continue for NSW families, helping to take the pressure of family budgets and helping our kids get active.
“While kids in other states get to enjoy similar programs, it seems that in order to pay for the demands of union bosses the NSW Government will make families and businesses foot the bill.”