More than 50 small businesses have demanded permanent free childcare to help stimulate economic growth during the coronavirus recession.

The Morrison government made child care free at the onset of the pandemic as businesses shut down, throwing large swathes of people out of work.

While the measure has been temporarily resurrected during Melbourne’s extreme six-week lockdown, the rest of the country has returned to paying.

So – does free childcare pass the pub test?

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