ABC Learning saga an industry cry for help: LHMU
ABC Online - Adrian Crawford - December 30, 2008

The head of the union representing childcare workers says the crisis that has plagued embattled provider ABC Learning shows the industry can no longer be ignored by policymakers...

'Attractive' ABC contractor deal easy as 123
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 26, 2008

Details about the 123 Group were revealed for the first time in the creditors' report by administrators John Greig and Richard Hughes of Deloitte...

Eddy Groves rejects legal claims in Supreme Court
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 26, 2008

FALLEN childcare entrepreneur Eddy Groves has rejected bitter legal claims he wrongly enriched himself at the expense of estranged wife Le Neve...

Brief reprieve for child-care centres
The Age - Dewi Cooke - December 23, 2008

FOURTEEN child-care centres linked to ABC Learning that were threatened with closure by the end of the year will remain open for another three weeks...

Unions compete for childcare staff
The Australian - Brad Norington - December 22, 2008

AS the future of failed childcare chain ABC Learning remains in doubt, unions have started a turf war over which should represent thousands of workers left in limbo...

ABC link to more childcare centre closures
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 20, 2008

THE lover and the brother-in-law of failed childcare entrepreneur Eddy Groves have ties to the company that announced the sudden closure of 14 childcare centres yesterday...

Child-care centres to close without explanation
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - December 20, 2008

THE Federal Government has demanded an explanation from a company with close ties to Eddy Groves that told parents on Thursday it would close 14 child-care...

Mum's word on day care
The Sunday Times - Colleen Egan - December 19, 2008

In reviewing the nation's childcare responsibilities, Gillard needs to put herself in the booties of our tiniest citizens. She needs to carefully read the report produced by...

Crisis hits another childcare group
ABC Online - December 19, 2008

Another childcare company is in trouble, with the Neighbourhood Early Learning Centre closing 14 of its sites. The company is owned by the brother-in-law of ABC...

ABC sale proceeds to refund taxpayer
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 19, 2008

TAXPAYERS will receive proceeds from the sale of 249 failed ABC childcare centres, the new receiver said yesterday. The Supreme Court of NSW yesterday...

Plan to teach tots calls for PC play
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 18, 2008

POLITICAL correctness in the playground is the theme of the nation's first curriculum for childcare centres. A draft "early years learning framework"...

Cant takes magic out
The Australian - Natasha Bita - December 18, 2008

Trust the bureaucracy to spoil it by writing a childcare curriculum infested with politically correct jargon and philosophical gobbledygook...

Executives among 80 jobs axed at ABC childcare
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 17, 2008

DOZENS of jobs have been culled from headquarters at collapsed childcare operator ABC Learning Centres - even among executive ranks...

Baby care ratio to cost parents
The Australian - Natasha Bita and Sarah Elks - December 17, 2008

CHILDCARE costs will soar if centres are forced to hire extra staff to meet proposed new staffing ratios, industry leaders have warned...

Child care has the chance to rise like the phoenix
The Age - Paul Slape - December 17, 2008

It may be odd for a union leader to say that good can come from such a collapse, but there is now a real opportunity to reassess where we are heading, perhaps without the ideological blinkers attached...