Shareholders demand ABC Learning compensation
ABC Online - November 8, 2008

The Australian Shareholders' Association says it does not accept shareholders will be the last in line from any break-up of ABC Learning Centres...

Eight banks going all out to hold ABC together
The Age - Tom Arup and Dan Harrison - November 8, 2008

EIGHT banks with exposure to ABC Learning have banded together to ensure the failed child-care company keeps operating as normal, in part because they hope for a sale...

Eddy cops it as ABC blame game begins
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - November 08, 2008

IN the blame game over the collapse of ABC Learning Centres, co-founder Eddy Groves says he's behaved ethically...

Women tolled warning bells but no one wanted to listen
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - November 8, 2008

For some time ABC Learning Centres had troubled the child-care experts. The company's baffling balance sheets did not make sense and the labyrinthine...

We pay for childcare domination
Daily Telegraph - Angela Saurine - November 08, 2008

Up until the 1990s, most childcare in Australia was offered by non-profit, community-based organisations. These days, about three quarters of childcare centres are operated privately...

Govt urged to buy embattled ABC Learning
ABC Online - November 7, 2008

The not-for-profit child care sector is urging the Federal Government to buy ABC Learning, which has been put into voluntary administration and has revealed it is $1 billion in debt...

Community operators keen to step into ABC void
ABC Online - November 7, 2008

The community childcare sector should take over the running of ABC Learning centres in the wake of the company's collapse, a community childcare advocate...

Government to give $22m to keep ABC Learning going
NEWS.com.au - November 07, 2008

THE Federal Government will give up to $22 million to keep ABC Learning childcare centres open until the end of the year. Education Minister Julia Gillard said...

Gillard flags childcare rethink
ABC Online - Emma Rodgers - November 7, 2008

Education Minister Julia Gillard has indicated the Government may seek tighter controls over the childcare industry in the wake of yesterday's collapse of ABC Learning...

Union calls for ABC employee rescue package
ABC Online - November 7, 2008

The union representing child care workers is calling for a rescue package to ensure that employees of failed child care provider ABC Learning receive their entitlements...

Big four banks have more than $1bn at stake in ABC Learning Centres
Herald Sun - Liam Walsh and George Lekakis - November 07, 2008

THE 20-year-old childcare empire of ABC Learning Centres is facing a potentially slow and painful break-up that may leave the country's biggest banks facing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses...

Funding black hole at ABC Learning
Sydney Morning Herald - Vanda Carson - November 7, 2008

THE receivers of ABC Learning Centres are still trying to work out how much cash will need to be injected into the business to ensure the doors of centres remain open...

Families devastated as receivers threaten to close ABC care centres
The Australian - Natasha Bita and Michael Sainsbury - November 07, 2008

RECEIVERS of ABC Learning want banks and taxpayers to provide a $60million funding lifeline to keep its childcare centres open until Christmas...

Child-care rescue
Sydney Morning Herald - Elizabeth Knight - November 7, 2008

Make no mistake: this company is not only broke but it is not in a position to pay the ongoing costs of keeping these child-care centres open...

Business as usual at ABC learning centres
Daily Telegraph - Brad Watts and Tim Vollmer - November 07, 2008

The Federal Government and administrators reassured parents it would be "business as usual" for ABC Learning's 1100 childcare centres - including those in...