Let's review all family benefits
The Canberra Times - Jessica Brown – April 10, 2008

Over the past few weeks, we've heard a myriad of competing opinions about the possible introduction of a paid maternity leave scheme…

ABC Learning cuts guidance, blames slow property sales
The Australian - Lisa Macnamara - April 09, 2008

TROUBLED childcare provider ABC Learning has blamed slowing property sales and "timing issues" for slashing its earnings per share guidance...

Call for paid maternity leave
NEWS.com.au - April 08, 2008

SEX Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick and union and business leaders have joined forces to call for a national, taxpayer-funded, paid maternity leave scheme...

Part-timers fail at work and home
NEWS.com.au - Chris Merritt - April 08, 2008

Those hit hardest are women professionals who had looked to part-time work as a way of balancing family responsibilities and working life...

Big plans for little people
The Age - Annie Lawson - April 8, 2008

When one woman couldn't find the kind of child care centre she wanted, she built one herself. BREASTFEEDING in public can be daunting enough...

The fundamentals still apply
The Age - Farrah Tomazin - April 8, 2008

Yesterday, the Brumby Government set about trying find the answers, announcing plans for a massive shake-up in child care, kindergarten and schools...

ASIF and API Fund merge in wake of ABC fallout
The Age - April 8, 2008

ASIF's assets include 56 child-care centres from which ABC businesses are run, a 15% stake in an unlisted property fund called CIB, and a 21% stake in API...

Inquiry to examine breastfeeding, maternity leave
NEWS.com.au - April 07, 2008

THE greater incidence of breastfeeding by mothers on paid maternity leave is among key issues to be discussed by a federal inquiry into parental leave...

Shake-up targets bored teachers
The Age - Farrah Tomazin - April 7, 2008

So we want to provide the best possible environment where any child is, whether they're at home, whether they're in child care, or whether they're in...

Take income out of the childcare equation
The Australian - Angela Shanahan - April 05, 2008

The average family receives the baby bonus and family tax benefits parts A and B, perhaps the means-tested childcare benefit or, if the parents are both...

All care, little support for mothers
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 04, 2008

They call for more child care for disabled children and better welfare-to-work programs for single mothers. Melbourne psychologist Michael Burge said...

Childcare costs, lost benefits hurt working mums
Courier Mail - Anthony Keane - March 31, 2008

RETURNING to work after having children could be a bad financial move for mothers as they lose benefits and face mounting childcare costs ...

Inside the ABC childcare empire and Eddy Groves
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - March 31, 2008

IT was almost five years ago that childcare mogul Eddy Groves paid $4 million for a house encompassing river views on a moneyed Surfers Paradise street ...

14 weeks maternity leave 'wouldn't hurt'
NEWS.com.au - March 30, 2008

She said paid maternity leave, along with more accessible child care and flexible working arrangements, was needed to encourage them into the workforce ...

How we're backing working parents
The Age - Julia Gillard - March 30, 2008

The Government will also make it easier for women to join the workforce by making child care more affordable and accessible. More than 700000 families will...