ABC problems not all bad - McKew
NEWS.com.au - March 29, 2008

THE troubles of ABC Learning Centres have not impacted on childcare operations in Australia but have prompted a fresh set of industry expectations...

Childcare workers, tradies, mechanics win in package
Melbourne Herald Sun - Steve Lewis - March 29, 2008

Treasurer Wayne Swan said low and middle-income Australians such as mechanics, hairdressers, childcare workers, teacher aides, tradies and labourers are...

Iemma pledges $6m for autism intervention
ABC Online - March 28, 2008

He says $1.4 million will go towards a new childcare centre in Western Sydney to help children with autism attend mainstream schools without support...

ABC yet to stitch US deal
NEWS.com.au - Liam Walsh - March 26, 2008

A DEADLINE for ABC's talks on selling a stake of its US childcare empire passed without a deal being signed yesterday...

Mums still home, despite the hype
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - March 26, 2008

THE stay-at-home dad is, if not a myth, at least a rarity, as workforce statistics show women continue to shoulder the burden of child care in the home...

Throwing the baby bonus out with the bathwater
ABC Online - Peter Saunders - March 25, 2008

As the Rudd 'razor gang' searches for wasteful items of expenditure to cut, a number of commentators have targeted the baby bonus as a prime candidate...

Speculation grows for Childcare business ABC debt
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh and Josh Robertson - March 25, 2008

CHILDCARE business ABC Learning Centres might have come close to "breaching" a debt agreement, an analyst report has said ahead of a deadline for exclusive...

Addiction to work dulls zest for leisure
The Age - Donatella Cavagnoli - March 25, 2008

THE issue of work-life balance has been a point of public discussion for some years, yet it is a discussion that is often bogged down in confusion...

Goward attack: mums betrayed
Sydney Morning Herald - Carmel Egan - March 23, 2008

FORMER federal sex discrimination commissioner Pru Goward has accused leading ALP women of abandoning working mothers over paid maternity leave...

Paid leave for mums a given
Sydney Morning Herald - Pru Goward - March 23, 2008

MY 2002 proposal for a national, government-funded scheme of paid maternity leave - 14 weeks for all women - stands in a special corner all of its own...

death of the supermum
Sydney Morning Herald - Caroline Marcus - March 23, 2008

A FIFTH of families say the high cost of child care has stopped them from having more children. And two-thirds of Australians would prefer to stay at home...

Child-care rebate bad for kids
Sydney Morning Herald - Ross Gittins - March 19, 2008

Consider the great economic rationalist experiment with the "marketisation" of child care. The problems of the new child-care "industry" were outlined in a...

No baby bonus cash for problem parents
NEWS.com.au - March 19, 2008

STATE and territory governments will administer a radical plan to pay the $5000 federal government baby bonus to problem parents as vouchers…

Coast childcare group expands
Gold Coast News – Nick Nichols – March 18, 2008

EARLY Learning Services continues to add to its childcare centre portfolio as its larger Brisbane rival ABC Learning Centres downsizes...

Groves settles Citigroup debt
NEWS.com.au - Nick Lenaghan - March 17, 2008

ABC Learning Centres founder Eddy Groves has repaid his bankers a hefty debt still owed over margin loans that collapsed as his childcare...