Childcare grading into play
Melbourne Herald Sun – Peter Jean – October 24, 2007

KEVIN Rudd yesterday promised to introduce a strict AE grading system to measure the quality of childcare centres if he won the federal election...

Labor will grade childcare A to E
Melbourne Herald Sun – Jane Bunce - October 23, 2007

LABOR says it will grade childcare centres under a plan to let parents know if their children are receiving quality care if it wins the...

Rudd announces $77 m for childcare students
ABC Online - October 23, 2007

Kevin Rudd has unveiled another plank of his childcare policy, announcing a federal Labor government would introduce a five-category accreditation system to...

Tax cuts flop: Libs drop in latest poll
The Age - October 23, 2007

Labor yesterday aired a new ad on climate change, while the Government flagged it will release a child-care policy to counter Labor $1.5 billion policy...

Labor's childcare plan would force prices up: Costello
LIVENEWS.com.au – Rowan Barker - October 23, 2007

Labor's childcare policy has been attacked as a factor which will force care costs up. A Labor government would increase the childcare rebate to 50 per cent...

ABC Canada expansion denied
Courier Mail – Liam Walsh - October 23, 2007

CHILDCARE giant ABC Learning Centres yesterday distanced itself from Canadian media reports that it was eyeing expansion in that country...

What women want - political clout
Daily Telegraph - Clare Masters - October 23, 2007

FLEXIBLE childcare, better birthing choices, mandatory paid maternity leave and a presence in politics - those are the platforms of the new...

Calls for fortnightly childcare rebates
Sydney Morning Herald - October 22, 2007

Federal Labor's plan for an increased childcare tax rebate to be paid quarterly should be given to parents fortnightly, childcare groups say...

Rudd appeals to the inner-child
Daily Telegraph – Roger Coombs - October 22, 2007

By Roger Coombs ASPIRING prime minister Kevin Rudd appeared to land a solid blow in the election campaign on the weekend when he announced a Labor...

Bundles of joy
Melbourne Herald Sun - October 22, 2007

NEW electoral potency of working mums is shown by the fact more babies are being born in Victoria at any time since 1972. It's a heartening and optimistic...

Rudd to lift childcare
Courier Mail – Michael Madigan – October 22, 2007

"The cost of child care has spiralled and is compounding the financial pressures families are under due to high petrol prices and mortgage repayments and...

$1.5bn child care cash
NEWS.com.au – Laura Anderson - October 22, 2007

FAMILIES will be able to claim half of their childcare costs, under a $1.5 billion Labor plan to make child care more affordable...

Flight of vital workers spurs cheap rent plan
Sydney Morning Herald - Catharine Munro and Brian Robins - October 22, 2007

COUNCILS are developing affordable housing policies to try to stop teachers, nurses, police and child-care workers leaving expensive parts of the city...

Plea for workers
Melbourne Herald Sun – Fleur Leydon - October 22, 2007

Some of these people are prevented from joining the workforce by financial, tax and infrastructure barriers, as well as child care impediments and employer...

Labor reveals $1.5b scheme to cut childcare costs
Melbourne Herald Sun - October 22, 2007

FAMILIES will be able to claim up to half of their out-of-pocket childcare costs from the government if Labor wins the federal election...