Federal election: Labor says reining in tax concessions will fund fee relief, while Coalition will peg humanitarian intake at 18,750

Labor will unveil a $4bn childcare package to zero in on voter concerns about the cost of living, while the Morrison government will unveil its intention to freeze the humanitarian intake of refugees at 18,750 as the election campaign accelerates into the home stretch.

In a significant Sunday policy announcement, Bill Shorten will promise cheaper childcare for all Australian families earning less than $174,000. Labor says 887,000 families will see fee reductions of up to $2,100 per child off their yearly childcare bill.

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