An article by David Quinn in today's Indo: This Budget discriminates against parents who do not want children in day care "Budget 2017 discriminates against every parent of young children who does not use day care. That might mean you. Contrary to what you often read, only a minority of parents put their children into day care and only a minority want to. But the child-care plans outlined in yesterday's Budget are aimed exclusively at those who use day care and no-one else. ... The real issue is that the plan egregiously discriminates against the very large number of parents who don't use day care and, crucially, don't want to either. ... What Ms Zappone should have done is give a payment directly to parents of young children which they can use to subsidise any childcare option they want. That would be fair to everyone. Why did she go down the discriminatory route? Please explain, Minister." This shows how crazy we have become. We introduce a child care package to allow people to go to work, and then people who are staying at home with their children want it as well!