WE need to boost the funds devoted to child care.
The cost is reaching formidable levels for the average family and, in spite of the government providing $1.6 billion - money we cannot afford but necessary to improve the child care scheme - it still doesn't satisfy Bill Shorten who, like a child crossing attendant, is sticking up his stop sign and disrupting the whole issue.
We can offset costs by dipping into our foreign aid bucket and by not paying $605.1 million in foreign aid.
Why do we have to give money to Indonesia - $368.7 million, Afghanistan $82.7 million, Pakistan $47 million, Bangladesh $56.1 million and the Palestinian Territories $43.6 million - is a mystery.
Most of these countries hate us and we receive very little benefit from them.
Indonesia is a wealthy country and only last week received a billion dollars from The King of Saudi Arabia.
Let's be realistic and use our tax money for our benefit and stop sprinkling it around to ungrateful nations.