Paid maternity leave 'not negotiable'
NEWS.com.au - November 20, 2008

THE ACTU has warned the Federal Government that paid maternity leave is not negotiable and must be delivered in next year's Budget...

Gillard to meet receivers
The Age - Dan Harrison - November 20, 2008

EDUCATION Minister Julia Gillard has refused to rule out spending more taxpayer money to prop up a second child-care company. CFK Childcare, which runs...

Community groups want ABC centres
Adelaidenow - Joanna Vaughn - November 20, 2008

SOUTH Australia's community-based childcare providers have called on the Federal Government to help them take over the failed ABC Learning Centres...

Childcare on the auction block
Business Spectator - Robert Gottliebsen - November 19, 2008

ABC Learning is shaping up as one of the biggest losses the Australian banking sector has seen. Bank exposure to the company is around $1 billion...

Urgent talks to help CFK Childcare
The Australian - Samantha Maiden - November 19, 2008

URGENT government talks are under way with CFK Childcare, the second major chain to collapse this month, but there are no guarantees of a bailout to keep...

Second child-care company sinks into mire
The Age - Colin Kruger and Vanda Carson - November 19, 2008

THE crisis in the child-care sector deepened last night after a second chain fell into the hands of administrators, succumbing to similar problems as those...

ABC Learning's debt revealed as rival CFK Childcare Centres collapses
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 19, 2008

And now dozens more childcare centres are facing closure after the domino-like collapse of a rival company. CFK Childcare Centres, which runs 43 creches in NSW...

Child care wrecking easy as ... ABC Learning
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - November 19, 2008

For a start, not enough people were listening to warnings that there was no place for corporate giants in the childcare sector...

Greens host childcare summit
The Australian - November 19, 2008

CHILDCARE providers in South Australia will get to have their say about the future of the sector at meeting today...

Potential lawsuit from ABC Learning ally looms
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh - November 19, 2008

MORGAN Stanley, one of ABC Learning Centres' most recent investment allies, has turned against the childcare giant. A creditors meeting in Brisbane...

Families need quality, affordable child care
The Age - Catherine Deveny - November 19, 2008

The term child care needs to be qualified. There are different types and different amounts. Good-quality child care is what we're after...

ABC link spells end for CFK Childcare
Sydney Morning Herald - November 18, 2008

The operator of 43 child-care centres in NSW, CFK Childcare Centres, has gone into voluntary administration due to a failed asset sell-off to ABC Learning ...

ABC Learning's future known in a week
NEWS.com.au - Evan Schwarten and Lea Emery - November 18, 2008

PARENTS with children at ABC Learning centres should know within a week whether the company plans to close centres from next year...

ABC Learning in race against time
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - November 18, 2008

The receivers of ABC Learning have vowed to keep the failed child-care giant alive, in a race against time as more parents pull their children out of ABC centres...

ABC Learning owes 2000 creditors almost $1.67bn
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 18, 2008

Banks are owed $955 million, plus $600 million in convertible notes, and ABC's 1600 childcare workers are owed $31 million in holiday pay and long-service leave. Other unsecured creditors...