ABC Learning jumps on rebate
NEWS.com.au - May 14, 2008

SHARES in ABC Learning Centres jumped 6 per cent today after investors digested child care initiatives announced in the Federal Budget...

So what does make you rich, Mr Rudd?
The Age - Misha Schubert - May 14, 2008

Welfare for the wealthy is under fire. The Government has already announced it will raise the Baby Bonus to $5000 and will raise the child-care tax rebate...

Promises to parents will take time
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - May 14, 2008

Only nine new child-care centres will be built this year despite Labor's election promise to deliver 260 new centres to help ease the problems parents face...

Families earning $150000 stripped of Baby Bonus access
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - May 13, 2008

Wayne Swan tonight fulfilled his government's election commitment to increase the Child Care Tax Rebate from 30 to 50 per cent of out of pocket costs...

The budget in brief
Melbourne Herald Sun - Matthew Schulz - May 13, 2008

FAMILIES on more than $150,000 will also miss out on the fortnightly Child Care Benefit, and the Dependent Spouse tax offset...

Investment fund centrepiece for education
ABC Online - May 13, 2008

This funding also includes $114.5 million to establish 38 child care centres, including six autism specific centres...

Strong support to deny rich the baby bonus
NEWS.com.au - George Megalogenis - May 12, 2008

MOST voters want the baby bonus and other payments taken away from higher-income earners, a Newspoll survey has found...

Rich mums love their children too
The Australian - Lenore Taylor - May 10, 2008

The baby bonus certainly does send a social message, but as many have already argued, if it is more children we are after, it would make more sense to pay extra benefits...

Parents' fury at food policy
Daily Telegraph - Elle Halliwell - May 10, 2008

Parents are furious about a new childcare centre policy that restricts the types of food they can put in their children's lunchboxes...

Rudd hints at means test on baby bonus
NEWS.com.au - Samantha Maiden - May 09, 2008

"Well we believe that working families need every bit of support with things like tax cuts, things like the childcare tax rebate and things like the baby ...

Long hours affect families: minister
The Age - Sarah Smiles - May 8, 2008

She said this flexibility, including better maternity leave benefits and child care, was central to improving workforce participation rates for women...

Childcare workers lack skills
Melbourne Herald Sun - Andrew Drummond - May 07, 2008

MORE than a third of Australia''s long day childcare workers have no formal qualifications and most parents overestimate their formal...

Brumby's baby boom budget
The Age - Paul Austin - May 7, 2008

Treasurer John Lenders also announced $180 million of extra spending on maternity and child health services to cope with Victoria's highest birth rate since...

Nelson's about-face on means testing
The Australian - Lenore Taylor - May 07, 2008

When it came to deciding "what side of the line other benefits fall on", including family tax benefits and childcare benefits, he said it was necessary to...

Plan for child care in offices
The Canberra Times - John Thistleton - May 6, 2008

New ACT Government offices with 500 or more employees will have child-care facilities in the future, under a recommendation from the ACT...