Mummy wars are not a choice use of words
Sydney Morning Herald - Monica Dux - October 21, 2008

We hear a lot about "mummy wars"; the idea that modern mothers are at odds with one another. The most acute example is the supposed tension between stay-at-home and career mums...

ABC Learning may face Govt intervention
ABC TV Lateline - Ticky Fullerton - October 17, 2008

The Federal Government may be considering intervening in the private sector, as concerns grow for troubled firms such as ABC Learning...

Millionaires can claim $7500
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - October 17, 2008

Likewise, millionaire families can claim up to $7500 in tax rebates on their childcare expenses from the Government because they are not means tested...

Maxine McKew staffer in 'conflict of interest'
The Australian - Christian Kerr - October 16, 2008

...Forrester owned shares in a company that was awarded contracts by the Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education and Childcare's department...

It was ambition, not greed: former ABC Learning chief Eddy Groves
The Australian - Natasha Bita - October 15, 2008

EDDY Groves still harbours hopes of buying back into ABC Learning, the crashed childcare conglomerate he founded in Brisbane 20 years ago...

ACCC eyes ABC's 123 buy
Business Spectator - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating ABC Learnings Centres proposed purchase of child-care recruitment group 123 Careers...

OECD suggests pay boost for teachers
Sydney Morning Herald - October 10, 2008

Spending on early childhood education in Australia is about 0.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to the OECD average of 0.5 per cent...

Fears for future of ABC Learning
ABC TV Lateline - Ticky Fullerton - October 9, 2008

There are growing concerns about the stability of Australian childcare company ABC Learning in the global financial crisis...

ABC Learning renegotiates debt terms
Business Spectator - October 9, 2008

Child-care operator ABC Learning Centres has been forced to renegotiate the terms of its debt with its syndicate of eight banks in order to finalise the release of its long-overdue accounts...

Holding the Baby
SBS Insight - Jennie Brockie - October 7, 2008

There is conflicting evidence from Australia and across the world of the negative effects that child care has on children. Researchers in the UK and US have...

Professor claims babies benefit in child care
Adelaidenow - October 06, 2008

Belgian Professor Ferre Laevers said children who attend good childcare centres reap social and employment benefits later in life...

Child-care rebate due in weeks
Sydney Morning Herald - Kerry-Anne Walsh - October 5, 2008

FAMILIES with children in child care will receive a windfall worth thousands of dollars in their pay packets this month. Changes to government pay dates for...

Simple plan turns sour: rise and fall of Eddy Groves
The Australian - Andrew Fraser - October 04, 2008

EDDY Groves always had his critics, but until last year's annual general meeting of ABC Learning Centres, one group had stuck by him through thick and thin -- the shareholders...

Fall and fall of Eddy Groves
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 04, 2008

But many of ABC's issues extend further back. Some were raised long ago, others are just emerging. They include disclosure, accounting and third-party dealings...

It's hard for families not to fall into the generation gap
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - October 4, 2008

Increasingly, working families rely on grandparents to contribute to the child care. In some ways this has empowered grandparents, and alone with the...