Queensland Government sets up ABC Learning Centres taskforce
The Australian - October 23, 2008

THE Queensland Government has set up a task force to develop a contingency plan in case childcare provider ABC Learning collapses. Premier Anna Bligh said...

Mem Fox sparks new row claiming care hurts baby brains
Courier Mail - Matthew Fynes-Clinton - October 23, 2008

"Putting babies as young as two weeks into child care for the first year of their life, for 60 hours a week, will cause their brains damage," she said in...

Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 23, 2008
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 23, 2008

But Mr Groves, who left the beleaguered childcare giant last month following a loss of key shareholder backing, said there was no conflict....

Gillard moves to ease ABC Learning fears
ABC Online - October 23, 2008

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard has urged parents not to panic about a potential collapse of troubled childcare provider ABC Learning...

ABC's costly debut on childcare site
The Australian - Matthew Clayfield and Patricia Karvelas - October 23, 2008

FOR 24 hours, it was the most expensive childcare facility in the country. The only problem was, it actually wasn't. Rather, the ABC Developmental Learning...

Govt considers options in case of ABC Learning collapse
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The Department of Education is looking at a range of contingency plans in case child care provider ABC Learning collapses, leaving the parents of 100000...

Union warns of more childcare centre closures
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The union representing Northern Territory childcare workers is warning more childcare centres could close unless wages and working conditions are improved...

ABC Learning fails in bid for cash
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - October 22, 2008

BELEAGURED childcare group ABC Learning has failed in a desperate approach to the federal Government for funds as it attempts to prop up its 1100-centre network...

Children don't come first in lucky country, says OECD report
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - October 21, 2008

AUSTRALIA'S prosperity is masking an unpalatable truth - the health and wellbeing of our children lag unacceptably behind those of many developed countries...

Mummy wars are not a choice use of words
Sydney Morning Herald - Monica Dux - October 21, 2008

We hear a lot about "mummy wars"; the idea that modern mothers are at odds with one another. The most acute example is the supposed tension between stay-at-home and career mums...

ABC Learning may face Govt intervention
ABC TV Lateline - Ticky Fullerton - October 17, 2008

The Federal Government may be considering intervening in the private sector, as concerns grow for troubled firms such as ABC Learning...

Millionaires can claim $7500
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - October 17, 2008

Likewise, millionaire families can claim up to $7500 in tax rebates on their childcare expenses from the Government because they are not means tested...

Maxine McKew staffer in 'conflict of interest'
The Australian - Christian Kerr - October 16, 2008

...Forrester owned shares in a company that was awarded contracts by the Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education and Childcare's department...

It was ambition, not greed: former ABC Learning chief Eddy Groves
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 15, 2008

EDDY Groves still harbours hopes of buying back into ABC Learning, the crashed childcare conglomerate he founded in Brisbane 20 years ago...

ACCC eyes ABC's 123 buy
Business Spectator - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating ABC Learnings Centres proposed purchase of child-care recruitment group 123 Careers...