Business-as-usual model for child care not viable
The Age - December 12, 2008

THE Rudd Government came to office last year promising an "education revolution", which included an extra 260 child-care centres. Its first budget committed...

Gillard talks up prospects for ABC centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - December 12, 2008

THE 241 ABC Learning child-care centres identified as unviable face closure unless buyers can be found or the Federal Government is prepared to spend more to keep them open...

YMCA may step in over ABC
The Age - Carol Nader - December 12, 2008

ABOUT 100 ABC Learning child-care centres whose futures remain precarious could be rescued by the YMCA. The not-for-profit organisation, which already...

ABC Learning outcome 'disappointing' - Eddie Groves
Melbourne Herald Sun - December 11, 2008

FORMER ABC Learning boss Eddy Groves has spoken out on his failed childcare empire, saying the company should never have gone into administration...

Rudd points finger over ABC Learning woes
ABC Online - December 11, 2008

Mr Rudd says the previous government allowed ABC Learning to gain control of 25 per cent of the long day care market. The Federal Government announced...

Childcare is bad for babies, UN warns
The Australian - Alexandra Frean - December 11, 2008

PARNETS and governments are taking a "high-stakes gamble" with the long-term wellbeing of children by subjecting them to long hours of formal childcare from a very young age...

Receivers confident buyers can be found for ABC centres
ABC Online - December 11, 2008

However Barrie Elvish of community-based childcare provider C&K says unless there is a diverse number of owners to take over the centres there could be another collapse...

ABC creditors sweat on return
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 11, 2008

...child-care centres yesterday but it may be months before creditors get an estimate of how much of a return they will receive on the $1.66 billion owed to them...

An illustration of all that is wrong in the corporate world
Sydney Morning Herald - Ian Verrender - December 11, 2008

If there are any regrets from Eddy Groves about the workers in 55 ABC Learning child-care centres declared uneconomic by the receiver, he certainly isn't showing it...

Gillard on ABC Learning closures
7.30 Report (ABC TV) - Kerry O'Brien - December 10, 2008

Kerry O’Brien interviews Education Minister Julia Gillard following announcements that many centres of the embattled ABC Learning childcare provider are set to close...

ABC childcare bailout we had to have
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 10, 2008

THE Rudd Government had no choice but to inject another $34 million into life-support for the ailing ABC Learning group. The only other option - to shut down 241 unprofitable centres - would...

Qld govt will 'help with childcare'
The Age - December 10, 2008

Premier Anna Bligh on Wednesday said the government would help any family in need to find alternative care in their local area as soon as possible...

Federal Government to give $34m to keep ABC Learning centres afloat
NEWS.com.au - December 10, 2008

THE federal government will provide an additional $34 million to keep 241 unprofitable ABC Learning centres open until March next year. The decision follows...

ABC Learning to close 55 centres
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - December 10, 2008

Only 55 ABC Learning child care centres will close, and care is expected to be available for all 110000 children attending its centres into next year...

ABC parents need to know their children's future
The Age - December 10, 2008

The difficulties facing the receiver must be acknowledged, but it is only two weeks till Christmas and the families caught up in the ABC debacle need to know now what awaits them in 2009...