It's time MPs paid for the pram
NEWS.com.au - Sue Dunlevy - Dec 31, 2007

The remoteness of our pollies from the real world was exposed when they expressed horror that childcare could cost between $80 and $100 a day...

MPs fume over childcare costs
Melbourne Herald Sun - Peter Jean - Dec 31, 2007

A CHILDCARE centre may still be opened at Parliament House in Canberra despite complaints by politicians that the fees would be too expensive...

Pollies' childcare costs 'prohibitive'
The Australian - Siobhain Ryan - Dec 30, 2007

"Political and public servants in Parliament House or elsewhere will have to pay the same amount for childcare as everyone else in the community," he said...

Parliament house creche will go ahead
The Age - Dec 30, 2007

A child care centre in Parliament House will go ahead, but the federal government is still trying to work out the best option. There are reports the Labor...

MPs childcare costs too much
NEWS.com.au - Sharri Markson - Dec 29, 2007

FEDERAL MPs have now scrapped plans for a childcare centre in Parliament House, saying the $80-a-day cost is "astronomical" - despite many...

Childcare group director in $3m sell-off
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - December 27, 2007

A KEY executive of childcare group ABC Learning Centres has offloaded almost $3 million in shares, going against a tide of director purchases...

Daycare failures to be named
Courier Mail - Steven Wardill - December 26, 2007

The Creche and Kindergarten Association and Child Care Queensland have previously backed public disclosure. However, Ms Bligh's position is in stark...

ABC group buys more Fun
Advertiser Adelaide - December 24, 2007

CHILDCARE group ABC Learning Centres has boosted a stake in troubled toy supplier Funtastic, which was subject to takeover talk earlier this year...

Retailer’s wife buys up properties
The West Australian - Vanda Carson - December 22, 2007

Mr Groves, who has built a fortune of about $237 million, plans to spend more time in the US where his child-care centres now make up the majority of the...

Preschools face education revamp
The Age - Jason Dowling - December 23, 2007

CHILD-CARE centres and kindergartens would have a greater emphasis on education under a State Government push for more structured learning for young...

Full steam to 2010 win
The Australian - Patricia Karvellas - December 22, 2007

The other crucial priority is deciding where to build 260 new childcare centres; the group chaired by Gillard will develop a plan immediately for the...

Study Says Foster Care Benefits Brains
The Associated Press - December 21, 2007

The younger that happens, "the less likely the child is to have major problems," he added. The research is credited with influencing child-care changes in...

Flexibility the key to a better work environment
Sydney Morning Herald – Elizabeth Broderick – December 21, 2007

Men from both groups explained that additional child-care places and more family-friendly work opportunities for their partners would help to ease the...

Data gap in childcare
The Australian – Stephen Lunn - December 21, 2007

AUSTRALIA needs better quality data on how childcare and early childhood learning programs affect children later in life, the nation's top statistician has...

Labor's women of power turn a page in politics
Sydney Morning Herald – Anne Summers – December 21, 2007

…challenge of childcare policy, which will be tackled by Gillard, Macklin, Plibersek and, in her role as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Maxine McKew…