Tony Abbott unveils $89 miillion childcare services plan
News.com.au - Ian Rakowski - July 26, 2010

OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott will funnel $89 million into childcare services if the Coalition wins the next federal election. Mr Abbott said...

Children sexually abusing children 'ignored and denied'
The Australian - Natasha Robinson - July 26, 2010

TEACHERS and childcare workers have raised the alarm over an increase in children coercing other children into sexual acts. The widespread increase...

Calls for more childcare support
Sydney Morning Herald - July 21, 2010

Both major parties have been called on to do more to help parents struggling with rising childcare costs. Childcare Alliance Australia (CAA) will issue an...

Children entitled to more preschool time
ABC Online - July 20, 2010

The SA Government says it is part of a program to boost enrolments and increase children's access to preschool. Minister for Early Childhood Development...

Greens query childcare data
The Age - Jewel Topsfield - July 20, 2010

THE reliability of figures used to justify breaking a key 2007 federal election promise on childcare have come under attack, with an investigation by the Greens...

Leaders try to keep it all in family
Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - July 19, 2010

There's the undertaking to pay the childcare rebate fortnightly, which will make a huge difference to many working families struggling to afford childcare...

School computer scheme probed
The Australian - Natasha Bita - July 17, 2010

The auditor also plans to probe the administration of $2bn a year in childcare subsidies to families, as well as the Council of Australian Governments agreement...

Rudd and Gillard's wins, stuff-ups
Herald Sun - July 16, 2010

*Plan for 260 new childcare centres axed - Dumped 2007 election promise to build 260 childcare centres on school grounds to avoid the "dreaded double drop off"...

Major law firms in bidding war on parental leave
The Australian - Nicola Berkovic - July 16, 2010

"The cost of childcare and the lack of deductibility, together with the fact that rebates are for good reason targeted at lower and middle-income women...

Union attacks coalition childcare review
Sydney Morning Herald - July 15, 2010

Opposition childcare spokeswoman Sharman Stone says fees will rise and centres will close if the government goes ahead with plans to lift quality standards...

PM warns of cuts in 'lean' campaign
The Australian - Joe Kelly - July 15, 2010

The Prime Minister dismissed an ideological "free-market" approach to the delivery of key services including hospitals, aged care facilities, childcare centres...

Family First - Don't believe the major political parties on Child Care
Australia.TO - July 15, 2010

Family First Leader Senator Steve Fielding says you can't trust the two major parties when it comes to childcare. Senator Fielding''s comments came after the...

Libs promise swift action on childcare rebates
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - July 15, 2010

THE Coalition has vowed to deliver weekly childcare rebate payments to parents months earlier than Labor. The move came as the pre-election campaigning...

Rescuing centres from financial disaster
The Australian - Glenda Korporaal - July 15, 2010

McGRATHNICOL partners Chris Honey and Jason Ireland still remember the call that was to dominate their lives for the next 18 months. In October 2008, they were called to...

More control over hours the most important factor for working women
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - July 15, 2010

The survey of 1700 childcare workers and dental assistants found that having the ability to reduce or vary work hours, and to control start and finishing...