Greed sours enterprise
Courier Mail - Paul Syvret - November 10, 2008

What must be remembered is that, in 21st-century Australia, child care is an essential social service. For countless thousands of Kevin Rudd's ubiquitous working families...

Business soars for private childcare centres
The Age - Stacey Lobo - November 10, 2008

Privately owned child care centres have reported a surge in business, with parents scrambling to find a place for their children after the collapse of ABC Learing...

Child care company offers to buy ABC centres in Vic
ABC Online - November 10, 2008

A not-for-profit Victorian child-care provider has offered to buy up to 40 centres operated by ABC Learning which went into administration last week...

Greens push for emergency child-care summit
ABC Online - November 10, 2008

"It's not an appropriate contingency plan, what we need to be doing is engaging and calling together those service providers on the ground, the child-care...

Gillard defends $22m ABC rescue
The Australian - Sean Parnell - November 10, 2008

As parents wait for any news on childcare places for next year and beyond, and creditors show similar anxiety over money owed by ABC Learning...

Julia Gillard slams Malcolm Turnbull over ABC childcare
Daily Telegraph - Alison Rehn and James McCullough - November 10, 2008

DEPUTY Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull are in a slanging match over 120,000 children in childcare...

Kinders are in super market after all
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - November 10, 2008

An article in Putting Children First, a journal published by the federally-funded National Childcare Accreditation Council, argues superhero play leads to complex, imaginative games...

Turnbull condemns ABC bailout
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh and Rachel Browne - November 9, 2008

Under the Federal Government's rescue package, taxpayers will fork out $22 million to prop up the child-care giant until December 31...

400 ABC Learning centres may shut their doors next year
Courier Mail - Michael Madigan, David Earley, Matthew Ogg and Liam Walsh - November 08, 2008

Ms Gillard said preliminary data from the receivers showed about 40 per cent of ABC Learning's 1040 centres were believed to be unprofitable...

Shareholders demand ABC Learning compensation
ABC Online - November 8, 2008

The Australian Shareholders' Association says it does not accept shareholders will be the last in line from any break-up of ABC Learning Centres...

Eight banks going all out to hold ABC together
The Age - Tom Arup and Dan Harrison - November 8, 2008

EIGHT banks with exposure to ABC Learning have banded together to ensure the failed child-care company keeps operating as normal, in part because they hope for a sale...

Eddy cops it as ABC blame game begins
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - November 08, 2008

IN the blame game over the collapse of ABC Learning Centres, co-founder Eddy Groves says he's behaved ethically...

Women tolled warning bells but no one wanted to listen
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - November 8, 2008

For some time ABC Learning Centres had troubled the child-care experts. The company's baffling balance sheets did not make sense and the labyrinthine...

We pay for childcare domination
Daily Telegraph - Angela Saurine - November 08, 2008

Up until the 1990s, most childcare in Australia was offered by non-profit, community-based organisations. These days, about three quarters of childcare centres are operated privately...

Govt urged to buy embattled ABC Learning
ABC Online - November 7, 2008

The not-for-profit child care sector is urging the Federal Government to buy ABC Learning, which has been put into voluntary administration and has revealed it is $1 billion in debt...