ABC Learning faces ACCC legal action
ABC Online - Peter Ryan - June 19, 2008

The competition watchdog has launched legal proceedings against the embattled child care operator ABC Learning Centres. Australian Competition and Consumer...

Childcare site fails the test
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien - June 18, 2008

Childcare advocates also warn there's a possibility the register could see childcare costs go up, not down...

Increased fees for childcare
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia

SOARING childcare fees are one more financial slug for Wantirna working mum Monika amid rising costs for everything from petrol to food...

Childcare fees to be published online
NEWS.com.au - June 17, 2008

FIRST it was FuelWatch, then GroceryWatch, now the Rudd Government plans to hit childcare centres that overcharge with ChildcareWatch...

If only childcare was simple
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - June 17, 2008

IF your child is settled into a childcare centre with a gang of friends and a respected carer would you undermine their security by moving to a cheaper centre?...

Federal Government introducing ChildcareWatch
Melbourne Herald Sun - Peter Jean - June 17, 2008

FIRST there was GroceryWatch, then FuelWatch and now the Federal Government is introducing ChildcareWatch...

Childcare centres to be rated on quality
Courier Mail - Michael Madigan - June 17, 2008

By Michael Madigan THE nation's 9000 childcare centres will soon be given a rating and forced to make their fees public in a radical overhaul of the system...

Website to expose dearest child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - June 17, 2008

CHILD-CARE centres could be forced to display their fees on a government website in a name-and-shame attempt to keep prices low similar to the controversial...

Childcare fees to rise by up to 30pc despite restraint plea
NEWS.com.au - Angela Saurine - June 16, 2008

FAMILIES across Sydney will be hit with rises in childcare fees of up to 30 per cent next month despite government calls for fee restraint...

Kinder's push on security
Herald Sun - Shannon Deery - June 15, 2008

A CHILDCARE centre will install fingerprint-scanning technology this week amid fears of heightened threats to children's safety...

It's dear to raise children here
Melbourne Herald Sun - Hannah Davies - June 15, 2008

The amount takes into account the prices of food, shelter, clothing, childcare and education, and is based on what researchers deemed an "adequate living standard"...

Give us a break, demand mothers
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 14, 2008

Paid maternity leave may be just around the corner, but a war of words continues on who should pay, and how much...

Studying parents to recieve childcare support
ABC Online - June 14, 2008

The Federal Government says it is honouring its election commitment to increase childcare assistance to parents who are studying...

Gillard tight-lipped on childcare fee tactics
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - June 12, 2008

JULIA Gillard continues to promise a crackdown on childcare providers who unreasonably raise fees from July 1 in the wake of higher rebates flowing...

State's childcare workers the nation's "least experienced"
Courier Mail - Emma Chalmers - June 11, 2008

One major childcare provider yesterday warned the sector was in "crisis", and there were fears the Federal Government's plans to fund an extra 260 childcare...