Tony Abbott is our new PM and now that the Coalition is in power, Australian families are feeling nervous about how the change in government will affect them.
In his victory speech, Abbott talked about helping 'forgotten families' and the disabled, saying, "We will not leave anyone behind."
"I thank my family who has given me so much and who has supported me throughout a public life. But most of all, most of all, I thank you the people of Australia who have just given me the greatest honour and the greatest responsiblity any member of parliament can ever have."
So what can Australian families expect from our new government?
Childcare Industry Union, United Voice, has claimed that parents could see a 25% rise in childcare fees under the new government due to the absence of a concrete funding policy for the sector.
Abbott however has stated that if elected he will refer the childcare industry to the Productivity Commission in order to determine how best to deal with limited places.
Abbott has stated that he would like to see the childcare rebate extended to those using in-home childcare options, such as nannies.