Brough says 140000 childcare places available
ABC Online - Paula Kruger - April 19, 2007

PETER CAVE: The shortage of quality childcare places is something that many new parents constantly worry about, and the problem is becoming an issue for the...

Figures show childcare shortage in NSW, Vic
ABC Online - April 19, 2007

Families Minister Mal Brough says there are up to 139000 vacancies at long day care centres on any one day in Australia...

No childcare crisis, despite shortages: Brough
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 19, 2007

THIRTY-FIVE suburbs around the country had no childcare places available for six months last year but Family and Community Services Minister Mal Brough has...

Baby bonus 'a waste of money'
NEWS.com.au - Drew Cratchley - Apr 17, 2007

By Drew Cratchley. THE baby bonus is being wasted on people who would have babies anyway, a Queensland economics academic says...

Staffing crisis growing in child centres
NEWS.com.au - Xanthe Kleinig - Apr 17, 2007

The shortage is expected to reach almost 800 staff by 2013, making it tougher for parents to find places for their children...

Children best cared for at home - PM
NEWS.com.au - April 13, 2007

Prime Minister John Howard says federal government childcare policies are a reflection of his own personal views that children are best cared for at home...

Costello hints at budget tax cuts
The Age - Jason Koutsoukis - April 15, 2007

Speculation was also mounting yesterday that the Government would use the budget to provide more help with child care for working families...

Fears over vacation programs
Daily Telegraph - Vivienne Oakley - April 15, 2007

"The Australian Government does not provide funding for this service, and it is not a Child Care Benefit approved service," the spokesman said...