Children's services suffering from murky info: study
ABC Online - Nic MacBean - March 3, 2009

Australia's children's services sector is still suffering from major inconsistencies in information across the states and territories...

Buyers for ABC scared off
The Australian - Natasha Bita - February 27, 2009

TAXPAYERS are unlikely to claw back the $56 million spent propping up failed ABC Learning Centres, as high rents and plunging enrolments scare off potential buyers...

Hundreds of schools to close because of fire threat
Herald Sun - February 27, 2009

UP to 400 schools, kindergartens and child minding centres in Victoria will be closed today because of the heightened bushfires threat...

Maxine McKew waits in the wings with non-speaking role
The Australian - Christian Kerr - February 27, 2009

She is the parliamentary secretary for early childhood education and childcare. Parliamentary secretary status can be the first step towards a cabinet berth...

Bids lodged for ABC childcare centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Tony Bartlett - February 26, 2009

Around 180 formal binding offers have been lodged for the 241 ABC Learning Centres which were previously described as unviable...

Five child-care centres now in doubt
The Age - Dan Harrison - February 26, 2009

THE Federal Government will rethink 18 planned new child-care centres following the collapse of ABC Learning. The centres — including five planned for...

Third appropriations bill before Assembly today
ABC Online - February 26, 2009

The ACT Government says its third appropriations bill will include about $2.5 million for upgrading childcare centres in Canberra...

Non-profit group wants unviable ABC Learning Centres
ABC Online - February 25, 2009

The not-for-profit childcare consortium, Children-21, has confirmed it is bidding to take control of 241 ABC Learning Centres...

Offers due for ABC childcare centres
The Age - Julian Drape - February 25, 2009

Binding offers for 241 failed ABC Learning childcare centres are due on Wednesday, but a key government official has refused to say if he thinks they will all be sold...

Local govt should take over child care: unions
Brisbane Times - February 23, 2009

CANBERRA - Local government should become responsible for child care following the collapse of the nation's biggest private operator, a union that covers...

Further 700 preschool places for Hunter tots
Newcastle Herald - Gabriel Wingate-Pearse - February 23, 2009

CLOSE to 700 new preschool places have been allocated to the Hunter Region, an increase of more than one-third on the existing 2000 places...

Preschool priced out of play
Sydney Morning Herald - Danielle Teutsch - February 22, 2009

NSW preschools are facing a funding crisis that may lead to mass closures or fee hikes in the next few years...

43 former ABC Childcare centres hit the market
Business Spectator - February 20, 2009

By a staff reporter A commercial property services firm is offering 43 former ABC Learning childcare centres to the market following the group's collapse...

ABC collapse forces Funtastic to change
The Australian - Blair Speedy - February 20, 2009

TOY wholesaler Funtastic has revealed plans to restructure its operations after the collapse of major customer ABC Learning slashed $63.5 million from its balance sheet...

Carers not surprised by protection crisis
ABC Online - February 20, 2009

A former rostered child care worker is not surprised by the large numbers of compensation claims due to stress within the child protection sector...