ABC's costly debut on childcare site
The Australian - Matthew Clayfield and Patricia Karvelas - October 23, 2008

FOR 24 hours, it was the most expensive childcare facility in the country. The only problem was, it actually wasn't. Rather, the ABC Developmental Learning...

Govt considers options in case of ABC Learning collapse
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The Department of Education is looking at a range of contingency plans in case child care provider ABC Learning collapses, leaving the parents of 100000...

Union warns of more childcare centre closures
ABC Online - October 22, 2008

The union representing Northern Territory childcare workers is warning more childcare centres could close unless wages and working conditions are improved...

ABC Learning fails in bid for cash
The Australian - Michael Sainsbury - October 22, 2008

BELEAGURED childcare group ABC Learning has failed in a desperate approach to the federal Government for funds as it attempts to prop up its 1100-centre network...

Children don't come first in lucky country, says OECD report
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - October 21, 2008

AUSTRALIA'S prosperity is masking an unpalatable truth - the health and wellbeing of our children lag unacceptably behind those of many developed countries...

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...