Working parents cop criticism
NEWS.com.au - Lisa Tait - January 12, 2009

FIRST it was the Mummy Wars. Now workplaces are the flashpoint of tension between those with flexible working hours and on the traditional nine-to-five grind...

One in 10 childcare centres a failure
Daily Telegraph - Tim Vollmer - January 12, 2009

ALMOST 10 per cent of the state's childcare centres are failing to meet quality standards, with more than 100 at risk of having their childcare benefit approval cancelled...

Child-care situation laughable, but not funny
The Canberra Times - January 11, 2009

Child-care availability. For years now, the ACT has, anecdotally, suffered from a lack of available spaces for young children in qualified professional child-care facilities...

Full house
The Canberra Times - Emily Sherlock - January 11, 2009

MORE THAN 80 per cent of child-care centres in Canberra are full and the rest nearing capacity, in a situation described as ''ridiculous'' for working parents...

ABC receiver threatens to sue for toys
The Australian - Natasha Bita - January 10, 2009

ABC Learning's receiver is threatening to sue a rival childcare operator for the return of toys and playground equipment, after parents rallied to rescue...

Receiver seeks quick CFK sale
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 9, 2009

THE receivers of the failed child care provider, CFK Childcare Centres, said they are working through a shortlist of 40 buyers looking to acquire some...

Closures, mergers looming for ABC Learning childcare centres
The Australian - Natasha Bita - January 09, 2009

CHILDCARE centres that are being propped up with taxpayer funds may end up closing, the receiver running 241 unprofitable ABC Learning centres admitted yesterday...

Contract apology by ABC
The Australian - January 08, 2009

RECEIVERS for ABC Learning centres have apologised over new employment contracts sent to workers providing for reduced job security and benefits...

ABC corpse lures vultures
The Age - Michael Pascoe - January 7, 2009

While the corpse of the ABC Learning business continues to be picked over, someone believes there's a big premium to be had over what the market is presently valuing the actual child care centres...

Little time for ABC rescue
Sydney Morning Herald - Malcolm Brown - January 6, 2009

ABOUT 20000 children and 4000 staff from ABC Learning centres remain in urgent need of help following the child-care group's demise, the Liquor...

ABC Learning link to Japan's childcare closures
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - January 04, 2009

THE collapse of ABC Learning has spread to Japan with the closure of a fledgling operation with links to the Australian childcare giant...

Lessons to be learnt from ABC Learning's collapse
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - January 2, 2009

Executives are running for cover after the child-care operator's failure, but they are not the only ones in the firing line...

And the battle of the Groves goes on and on
Sydney Morning Herald - Danny John - January 2, 2009

EDDY GROVES has resolved to continue fighting his estranged wife's legal claims that he "unjustly enriched" himself at her expense...

Anger as ABC child centres close
Melbourne Herald Sun - Alice Coster and Geraldine Mitchell - January 01, 2009

The doors were closed after the giant childcare group went into receivership in November with debts of almost $1.6 billion. Julie-Anne Winzer held back...

All children catered for after ABC closures: Govt
ABC Online - December 31, 2008

The Federal Government says alternative places have been found for all the children affected by the closure of ABC learning childcare centres...