Take income out of the childcare equation
The Australian - Angela Shanahan - April 05, 2008

The average family receives the baby bonus and family tax benefits parts A and B, perhaps the means-tested childcare benefit or, if the parents are both...

All care, little support for mothers
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - April 04, 2008

They call for more child care for disabled children and better welfare-to-work programs for single mothers. Melbourne psychologist Michael Burge said...

Childcare costs, lost benefits hurt working mums
Courier Mail - Anthony Keane - March 31, 2008

RETURNING to work after having children could be a bad financial move for mothers as they lose benefits and face mounting childcare costs ...

Inside the ABC childcare empire and Eddy Groves
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - March 31, 2008

IT was almost five years ago that childcare mogul Eddy Groves paid $4 million for a house encompassing river views on a moneyed Surfers Paradise street ...

14 weeks maternity leave 'wouldn't hurt'
NEWS.com.au - March 30, 2008

She said paid maternity leave, along with more accessible child care and flexible working arrangements, was needed to encourage them into the workforce ...

How we're backing working parents
The Age - Julia Gillard - March 30, 2008

The Government will also make it easier for women to join the workforce by making child care more affordable and accessible. More than 700000 families will...

ABC problems not all bad - McKew
NEWS.com.au - March 29, 2008

THE troubles of ABC Learning Centres have not impacted on childcare operations in Australia but have prompted a fresh set of industry expectations...

Childcare workers, tradies, mechanics win in package
Melbourne Herald Sun - Steve Lewis - March 29, 2008

Treasurer Wayne Swan said low and middle-income Australians such as mechanics, hairdressers, childcare workers, teacher aides, tradies and labourers are...

Iemma pledges $6m for autism intervention
ABC Online - March 28, 2008

He says $1.4 million will go towards a new childcare centre in Western Sydney to help children with autism attend mainstream schools without support...

ABC yet to stitch US deal
NEWS.com.au - Liam Walsh - March 26, 2008

A DEADLINE for ABC's talks on selling a stake of its US childcare empire passed without a deal being signed yesterday...

Mums still home, despite the hype
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - March 26, 2008

THE stay-at-home dad is, if not a myth, at least a rarity, as workforce statistics show women continue to shoulder the burden of child care in the home...

Throwing the baby bonus out with the bathwater
ABC Online - Peter Saunders - March 25, 2008

As the Rudd 'razor gang' searches for wasteful items of expenditure to cut, a number of commentators have targeted the baby bonus as a prime candidate...

Speculation grows for Childcare business ABC debt
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh and Josh Robertson - March 25, 2008

CHILDCARE business ABC Learning Centres might have come close to "breaching" a debt agreement, an analyst report has said ahead of a deadline for exclusive...

Addiction to work dulls zest for leisure
The Age - Donatella Cavagnoli - March 25, 2008

THE issue of work-life balance has been a point of public discussion for some years, yet it is a discussion that is often bogged down in confusion...

Goward attack: mums betrayed
Sydney Morning Herald - Carmel Egan - March 23, 2008

FORMER federal sex discrimination commissioner Pru Goward has accused leading ALP women of abandoning working mothers over paid maternity leave...