Non-bank growth? It's child's play
Business Spectator - Robert Gottliebsen - November 17, 2008

A number of Bendigo Bank community branches are looking at acquiring ABC Learning child-minding centres in their area. Bendigo Bank chief executive Rob Hunt did not spell out specific...

Children miss out on skills
Melbourne Herald Sun - Karen Collier - November 17, 2008

KIDS are being starved of learning opportunities in childcare centres and at home, leaving them at risk of poor performance when they reach school...

Collapse of ABC to fuel legal overhaul
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - November 17, 2008

THE collapse of childcare giant ABC Learning has fast-tracked Rudd Government plans to overhaul corporate law to block creeping acquisitions, by which large...

Toddlers forced out by ABC Learning crisis
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 17, 2008

FAMILIES with children aged under two are likely to be the hardest hit by the collapse of childcare provider ABC Learning. The shortage of childcare places for the under-twos...

Kids at risk in child care
Melbourne Herald Sun - Fiona Hudson - November 16, 2008

VICTORIAN childcare centres have received formal cautions for incidents including falling skylight covers, broken glass doors and roaming children...

Staff call on parents to stand by ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Leesha McKenny - November 16, 2008

ABC Learning staff have appealed for parents to stick with their centres as they await news on their futures into next year. Child-care worker Kim Sandford...

ABC Learning debacle pits money against care
The Age - James Kirby - November 16, 2008

THE spectacular collapse of child-care company ABC Learning Centres raises a lot more urgent questions than the obvious one about whether privatisation is...

Buyers size up ABC Learning as parents weigh options
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 15, 2008

FOUR operators have expressed interest in taking over some child-care centres run by ABC Learning. The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, said yesterday that private and not-for-profit...

Time to rethink ABCs of child care, say experts
THe Age - Tom Arup and Dan Harrison - November 15, 2008

LEADING child-care experts believe the collapse of ABC Learning gives the Federal Government the perfect opportunity to restructure child-care policy...

Class-action lawsuit readied on child-care company demise
The Age - Tom Arup - November 15, 2008

IMF Australia is preparing a potential class-action lawsuit against ABC Learning's receivers, auditors and former directors...

Gillard to clarify ABC Learning's status next month
ABC Online - Bill Bainbridge - November 15, 2008

Some parents aren't prepared to wait that long, they're already looking for alternative child care centres. The company receiver is urging parents to...

Govt won't increase ABC Learning funding: Gillard
ABC Online - November 14, 2008

The Federal Government has ruled out topping up its rescue package for ABC Learning, saying the money already given to the struggling child care provider is sufficient...

CBA considers action over ABC
NEWS.com.au - George Lekakis and Liam Walsh - November 14, 2008

Mr Norris hinted the bank may consider taking legal action against former directors and auditors of ABC Learning but he refused to say what form such action may take...

Commonwealth Bank lost $440m in ABC childcare collapse
The Australian - Natasha Bita,Richard Gluyas - November 14, 2008

The bank's annual general meeting in Melbourne yesterday heard that it had written off its entire $440million unsecured exposure to ABC Learning Centres...

High Court cautious in ruling work expenses
The Australian - Nicola Berkovic - November 14, 2008

THE High Court has carefully avoided opening the door to new claims for deductibility of expenses such as childcare and travel to work in a ruling...