LABOR CONFIRMS CUTS TO ACTIVE KIDS AND CREATIVE KIDS
Fears felt across the community that Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers would be cut have been confirmed today with the Labor Government announcing a raft of changes that will leave local families worse of in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis.
Mr Anderson said thousands of local families would be feeling the sting of more expenses next year thanks to the move, ignoring the community's plea for the vouchers to remain.
"Labors cuts to Active Kids and Creative Kids will our community hard, with more expenses heaped onto the family budget," Mr Anderson said
"The number of families who will be able to claim the Active Kids vouchers has been cut in half, along with the amount those families will be able to claim.
"On top of this, our First Lap vouchers have been cut in half to $50, while the Creative Kids program has been cut altogether.
"What's worse is that the First Lap vouchers be scrapped altogether in 2025, meaning less kids will be given the opportunity to learn how to swim - a lifesaving foundational skill.
"These programs have been hugley successful in our region and I'm deeply dissapointed in this announcement, which ignores the pleas of families across the state."
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.”