Shareholders hit ABC with $100m lawsuit
The Australian - Natasha Bita - September 24, 2008

ABC Learning is facing a $100million class action from furious shareholders as it prepares to restate its financial accounts for the past two years...

Childcare centres caught underpaying staff
Courier Mail - James O'Loan - September 24, 2008

THE public has the right to question 26 'trusted' Queensland childcare centres caught underpaying valuable staff, the childcare sector union says...

Childcare lists too long - so children miss out
Adelaidenow - Tory Shepherd - September 24, 2008

SOME children will "never get in" to child care because of "huge" waiting lists, Community Children's Centres SA says. Spokeswoman Penny Thompson...

UK's Brown urges party to stick with him
ABC Online - Emma Alberici - September 24, 2008

Mr Brown promised free child care for all two to four-year-olds and said his Government would eradicate child poverty. He said the Conservative Party...

Childcare costs keep single mum at home on pension
The Australian - Padraic Murphy - September 24, 2008

"What's going to stop me getting back in the workforce is trouble getting care for my kids. There's plenty of jobs out there...

WA childcare workers underpaid
ABC Online - September 23, 2008

About 90 West Australian child care workers will be reimbursed $35,000 after random audits found they were being underpaid...

Side benefit of having three children
The Australian - Verity Edwards - September 23, 2008

The Gerlachs are among a record 42 per cent of families who receive more in benefits from the government than they pay in income tax...

Cheers turn to jeers as Brown's ovation dies
Sydney Morning Herald - Paola Totaro - September 22, 2008

£1 billion program to provide free nursery places for all British two-year-olds. At present, only three- and four-year-olds receive up to 15 hours of free child care a week...

Ear infections soaring in day care
Courier Mail - Suellen Hinde - September 21, 2008

EAR infections are rampant among Australian children attending day care centres who are developing a resistance to antibiotics, medical experts say...

Child carers in stress distress
The Mercury - Sally Glaetzer - September 19, 2008

LIFE for Tasmania's childcare workers is like "running a marathon every day" and the stress is causing many to leave the industry, workers say...

A fair compromise in the parental leave debate
ABC Online - Jessica Brown - September 18, 2008

Current research about childcare is mixed. Some studies show it has a positive effect on kids, and some show it has a negative effect...

Bogus teacher in child care job
NEWS.com.au - David Nankervis - September 14, 2008

THE State Government has demanded an urgent review of how a convicted fraudster was given clearance to work at a childcare centre in Adelaide's south...

Hard yards of child's play
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - September 13, 2008

The Government wants to lift child-care standards, but that will bears its own cost, writes Stephanie Peatling. When Nesha O'Neil arrives at work each...

Rise and rise of care demand
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - September 13, 2008

THE child-care industry has grown exponentially over the past 25 years. The dramatic increase of women in the workforce as well as the shift in family...

ACT four-year-olds gain 15 free preschool hours
The Canberra Times - Emma McDonald - September 12, 2008

The ACT Government provides 12 hours of universal access to preschool, but the Rudd Government approved a $2.3million two-year package yesterday to pay...