Childcare subsidies may be on the block
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - May 09, 2009

WAYNE Swan's attack on middle-class welfare in next week's budget could extend to childcare amid an angry political backlash against his planned means tests...

Maternity leave shortfall warning: report
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - May 07, 2009

UP to 40 per cent of working women will never have access to paid maternity leave without the federal Government committing to a publicly funded...

McKew spruiks child care affordability
Illawara Mercury - Alex Arnold - May 7, 2009

Ms McKew said the biggest issue facing child care in Australia was how to address the huge staff turnover at child-care centres...

Stop another ABC Learning fiasco
Melbourne Herald Sun - May 6, 2009

COMPETITION laws could be changed to prevent another ABC Learning scenario, where a big company buys smaller ones to entrench its market power...

Australia fails Save the Children's early childhood test
NEWS.com.au - May 05, 2009

AUSTRALIA is falling behind most of the developed world in early childhood development, ranking third last of 25 in a new international report...

What to do with paid maternity leave
ABC Online - Jessica Brown - May 05, 2009

Almost $20 billion of taxpayers' money goes towards payments such as Family Tax Benefit, Childcare Benefit and the Baby Bonus each year...

Tax cuts safe but childcare at risk
The Australian - Matthew Franklin - May 05, 2009

...will not renege on promised tax cuts for middle and high-income earners but has left open the option of welshing on his promise not to means-test childcare subsidies...

Hospital Hill preschool wins top award
Illawara Mercury - Emma Shaw - May 05, 2009

A Wollongong preschool has been named best child-care service in Australia. Hospital Hill Occasional Care and Preschool won the title...

DoCS plans child-care check blitz
Sydney Morning Herald - May 4, 2009

The NSW government plans a blitz on child-care centres, pre-schools and other children's services to ensure they comply with protection regulations...

Swine flu fears for Tasmanian childcare centre
NEWS.com.au - May 04, 2009

The baby was in childcare when it would have been infectious on Thursday and Friday, Dr Pickin said. "We are providing advice to the child care centre involved...

Parents urged to keep sick kids at home during flu season
ABC Online - May 1, 2009

Childcare Queensland says keeping sick children home is essential to prevent the spread of viruses this winter. President Gwynn Bridge says it is shaping up...

Paid leave plan 'critical' for mothers
The Australian - Nicola Berkovic and Matthew Franklin - April 30, 2009

A PAID parental leave scheme must be included in next month's budget because it is "absolutely critical" to keep women in the workforce and ensure tens of billions...

Paid maternity leave latest casualty of recession
ABC TV 7.30 Report - Heather Ewart - April 29, 2009

Key government ministers involved in budget deliberations have signalled the global economic crisis puts areas like paid maternity leave under threat...

Sex Discrimination Commissioner discusses paid parental leave
ABC TV Lateline - Leigh Sales - April 29, 2009

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick talks about paid parental leave, which Federal Government ministers have hinted may be off the agenda in the upcoming budget...

Pay deficit for WA child-care staff revealed
The West Australian - Phillipa Perry - 29th April 2009

WA child-care workers were underpaid $260,000 last year, with one young female short-changed $18,000, according to figures from the Federal Workplace Ombudsman...