Families To Feel The Back To School Pinch

22 Jan 2024

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is calling for Premier Chris Minns to help families struggling under the cost-of-living crisis and re-introducing the former Coalition Government’s Back to School voucher program.

Mr Crouch said that the program was a game changer for families when first introduced, providing support for all parents in NSW for cost of school supplies, uniform and technology.


“With runaway inflation continuing under Labor, this program is needed more than ever as an integral cost-of-living support measure for local families.”


“When we first introduced the Back to School voucher under then Premier Perrottet, a multitude of parents contacted my office to express how valuable and supportive these vouchers were.”


“As we all know, school stationary lists are lengthy and can be expensive for many families and this voucher was that extra support for families to enable their kids to have everything they need for the start of the school term.”


Mr Crouch said what was even worse was the Minns Labor Government described the program as a “cash splash”, showing just how out of touch the State Government is with ordinary families.


“Sadly, this government is completely out of touch with reality and needs to come back down to earth, re-introduce this important cost-of-living measure and support families across the Central Coast.”