ABC Learning forum draws parent anger
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - April 19, 2009

A NEW website launched by the embattled child-care provider ABC Learning to help restore its battered image has been swamped with complaints from parents...

Childcare at $1.18 a day
NEWS.com.au - Elissa Lawrence - April 19, 2009

The cheap childcare rate is available to eligible families including those who receive Newstart or parenting payments. With the global financial crisis...

Promises broken on maternity leave
The Australian - Peter van Onselen - April 18, 2009

THE Labor Government is trying to tiptoe away from its commitment last year to introduce a paid maternity leave scheme...

Report shows paid maternity leave would boost economy, create new jobs
NEWS.com.au - Susanna Dunkerley - April 17, 2009

LABOR is under growing pressure to fund paid maternity leave in the budget with new modelling showing it would boost economic activity...

ABC Learning disaster could happen again: union
Brisbane Times - April 17, 2009

The sale of failed ABC Learning centres has brought some diversity back into the childcare sector but there are concerns it won't be enough to prevent a...

Will child care profit from ABC lesson?
The Age - Dan Harrison - April 17, 2009

THE Federal Government has been accused of missing an opportunity to transform the nation's child-care industry by allowing most of the unviable ABC...

Receivers wield axe over ABC childcare workers
The Australian - Siobhain Ryan and Chip Le Grand - April 16, 2009

UP to 450 staff face the axe and 685 children will have their care disrupted after ABC Learning receivers announced that 19 of its centres would close and another 210...

Minister rips up leases after child-care rent fiasco
Sydney Morning Herald - Nick Galvin - April 16, 2009

THE State Government has been forced to back-down after the Department of Education imposed massive rent increases on many non-profit child-care groups...

ABC failure a lesson in supporting community childcare - advocate
Herald Sun - Matthew Schulz - April 15, 2009

THE failure of ABC centres across the country shows the need to skew the childcare system back to a non-profit system, community childcare advocates say...

Childcare profit motive gives way to quality
NEWS.com.au - Frances Stewart and Maria Moscaritolo - April 15, 2009

QUALITY of care, not profit, will be the priority at former ABC Learning Centres under new management, industry body Childcare SA says...

ABC Learning says 19 centres to close
NEWS.com.au - April 15, 2009

FAILED childcare operator, ABC Learning says 19 centres will close with 210 to remain operating following a meeting today...

Govt working to reassure ABC parents
Sydney Morning Herald - April 14, 2009

The receiver appointed to the debt-stricken company will announce on Wednesday the future of 241 centres that had been deemed unviable...

Racism lessons planned for the under fives
Daily Telegraph - Susie O'Brien and Gemma Jones - April 14, 2009

CHILDCARE centres could be forced to fly the Aboriginal flag and use "persona dolls" to teach youngsters about exclusion and ethical issues...

Working mothers find child care a bore
Sydney Morning Herald - Sherrill Nixon - January 12, 2008

A study of parents'' moods as they go about their days has found child care is the only activity that mothers dislike significantly more than fathers do...

When kids can't be kids - superheroes banned from childcare
Daily Telegraph - Cheryl Critchley and Peter Familiari - April 07, 2009

"Child care professionals need to be continuously aware of keeping children safe while also acknowledging that the children's interest in superheroes is meaningful."...