Child-care policies slip quietly off the agenda
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - Jan 14, 2008

Where Parliament House departs from other best-practice office buildings is its lack of a child-care centre, a service many private companies now offer...

High-rise child care
Advertiser Adelaide - Michael Owen - Jan 13, 2008

A CHILDCARE centre for the first time is to be developed in a major city centre high-rise office tower. Developers of the $100 million building at 400 King...

New laws to protect our kids
News.com.au – Paul Lampathakis - Jan 12, 2008

BABYSITTERS and sporting coaches who work with young children will soon have to show they have passed criminal record checks. Child Protection Minister Sue...

Boom in baby bonus for rich
The Australian - Sean Parnell - January 12, 2008

The Government would be better off rationalising the various family tax benefits, childcare payments and so on to make the system fairer and simpler...

Stress with children hits women
The Age - Sherrill Nixon - January 12, 2008

A study into parents' moods has found child care is the only activity that mothers dislike significantly more than fathers. In contrast, women feel more...

Parents set for soaring school costs
The Australian – Milanda Rout – January 11, 2008

PARENTS preparing their children to go back to school face soaring bills of up to $21000 this year as the cost of tuition, uniforms and books continue to...

Higher aims to give boys the best shot at learning
The Canberra Times – Peter West – January 10, 2008

The report is not a sensational call encouraging boys to be aggressive in child-care centres and the early years of school...

Fickle toddlers who care too much
Daily Telegraph – Zoe Taylor – January 10, 2008

I WAS expecting a few tears as we negotiated our way through a childcare crisis recently. But the manner in which the crocodile tears...

Nursery children arrive at school with bad attitude – and it rubs off
Times Online (UK) - Alexandra Frean - January 4, 2008

The negative effects on children’s behaviour of full-time nursery care also act upon their classmates when they start school, research suggests...

Appeal for childcare aid to help parents financially
Melbourne Herald Sun – Peter Jean with Daily Mail - January 4, 2008

The British Government's chief childcare researcher, Prof Jay Belsky, has called for parents to get tax breaks to care for their children at home on...

It's time MPs paid for the pram
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy - Dec 31, 2007

The remoteness of our pollies from the real world was exposed when they expressed horror that childcare could cost between $80 and $100 a day...

MPs fume over childcare costs
Melbourne Herald Sun - Peter Jean - Dec 31, 2007

A CHILDCARE centre may still be opened at Parliament House in Canberra despite complaints by politicians that the fees would be too expensive...

Pollies' childcare costs 'prohibitive'
The Australian - Siobhain Ryan - Dec 30, 2007

"Political and public servants in Parliament House or elsewhere will have to pay the same amount for childcare as everyone else in the community," he said...

Parliament house creche will go ahead
The Age - Dec 30, 2007

A child care centre in Parliament House will go ahead, but the federal government is still trying to work out the best option. There are reports the Labor...

MPs childcare costs too much
NEWS.com.au - Sharri Markson - Dec 29, 2007

FEDERAL MPs have now scrapped plans for a childcare centre in Parliament House, saying the $80-a-day cost is "astronomical" - despite many...