30000 ABC child care kids could lose places
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 26, 2008

PARENTS of 80000 children using ABC Learning childcare centres have been told their centres will remain open but another 386 centres are still under review...

Child-care group has not sought help
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 26, 2008

NO FINANCIAL assistance has been sought from the Federal Government by the child-care organisation CFK, which last week became the second chain to go into...

Paid maternity leave scheme appears to be dead in the water
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 25, 2008

THE paid maternity leave scheme appears to be dead in the water with even the minister in charge of the status of women warning it may be put off as the country can't afford it...

ABC Learning employees lobby for entitlements
ABC Online - November 25, 2008

ABC Learning childcare workers and their union are in Canberra to lobby the Federal Government to guarantee their entitlements. The biggest player in the...

Greens call for child care sector inquiry
ABC Online - November 25, 2008

The Greens say a Senate inquiry is needed to set out the future of childcare in Australia. Senator Sarah Hanson-Young will introduce a motion to the Senate ...

Empty playroom at ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Michael Pascoe - November 24, 2008

With the exception of Victoria, state governments do not allow the transfer of child care licences. The only way the ABC Learning "business" can be sold is if a single party buys the whole thing...

Firm CFK accused of cutting back quality of care
Daily Telegraph - November 24, 2008

PRIVATE childcare operator CFK has been accused of slashing standards of care for children in the months before it went into administration...

Tim Vollmer's son Uriah left at Penrith's Nepean Pre-School alone
Daily Telegraph - Tim Vollmer - November 24, 2008

THE shocking state of Australia's childcare system has been revealed in the most personal way, with my 18-month-old son left abandoned by staff inside a locked centre...

Parents demand lock-up changes at childcare centres
Daily Telegraph - Rhett Watson - November 24, 2008

CALLS have been made for the Government to immediately review lock-up procedures for childcare outlets after a second case of a child being left in an empty centre...

Future of childcare uncertain
Inside Business (ABC TV) - Kathy Swan - November 23, 2008

This week the nation's second largest child-care group CFK joined its bigger role model ABC Learning in the hands of the corporate undertakers...

Children sent overseas as child-care crisis worsens
Sydney Morning Herald - Erik Jensen - November 23, 2008

FAMILIES are sending children overseas for child care as the critical shortage of places worsens. Waiting lists of three years or more have lengthened in...

Coalition MP fails to declare interest in ABC
The Age - Michael Bachelard - November 23, 2008

A COALITION backbencher who is owed money by collapsed child-care giant ABC Learning has urged the Federal Government to support the business despite the...

ABC childcare sell-off looms
The Sunday Mail - November 23, 2008

INDEPENDENT childcare operators are eyeing several centres of the failed ABC Learning, which will likely be put on the market soon...

George was ignored over child-care fear
Sydney Morning Herald - Alan Ramsey - November 22, 2008

Now that Fast Eddy's career has collapsed, leaving chaos and family heartache in the child-care industry in this country, George's speech is worth recalling...

Kids in alphabet soup
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 21, 2008

Gillard yesterday flagged a much more interventionist approach to running child care, with controls on where centres are built and the introduction of new national standards....