Working parents are set to be the big winners in this month's federal budget with plans for more generous subsidies.
News Corp reports parents will be unable to claim the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit unless they're contributing to the workforce.
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison denied the government planned to reduce payments for stay-at-home parents, arguing it was 'simply false.'
'In my experience all mums work, and work very hard. A large and increasing number are also in paid employment,' he said on Twitter.
'Payments made to 'stay at home' parents are through other measures. Child Care payments are focused on supporting families in employment.'
It is understood that the government will tighten rules which allowed people to claim payments for working as little as one hour per week.
The crackdown is designed to boost the workforce and incentivise people who are capable of working more.
The government is also expected to make changes to the number of childcare hours it is willing to subsidise.
新闻集团旗下媒体报道称，澳人父母如果不工作，很有可能无法申请领取托儿补助（Child Care Rebate）和托儿福利金（Child Care Benefit）。