Childcare windfall for dual-income families
NEWS.com.au - Ben Packham - April 26, 2008

While spending will be slashed in other areas, new tax cuts and childcare rebates will deliver sizeable relief to dual-income families...

PM gets tough to protect children
The Australian - Imre Salusinszky - April 26, 2008

THE Rudd Government is about to launch a major takeover of child protection, leveraging its control of family assistance and childcare to intervene earlier...

Eddy Groves 'should resign'
NEWS.com.au - Rhys Haynes - April 24, 2008

ABC Learning lost its market appeal yesterday, with investors selling off shares and a call for founder Eddy Groves to resign...

Leave accounts: win-win solution to child care
ABC Online - Jo-anne Schofield - April 23, 2008

Child care and family payments are critical in influencing whether women return to work after childbirth...

Care for all kids is costly
The Australian - David Moore - April 23, 2008

Working parents also need access to quality child care to support workforce participation. There is compelling evidence that children from disadvantaged ...

Groves goes down fighting for ABC
Melbourne Herald Sun - Terry McCrann - April 23, 2008

EDDY Groves has nailed a remarkable deal. He has not only saved his ABC company from oblivion, but kept alive its real growth future...

We decided to have kids - and pay
The Australian - Paul Kerin - April 22, 2008

Substantial compelling empirical evidence demonstrates that both early childhood education and parental leave do generate substantial benefits...

Pay mothers to stay at home, says study
Telegraph (UK) - Graham Tibbetts - April 21, 2008

Mothers should be paid to stay at home and raise their children, according to a report released today...

Childcare plan to be applauded
Courier Mail - Barrie Elvish - April 21, 2008

The proposed parent-and-child centres will be universal, high-quality and affordable for all Australian children to the age of 5…

Kevin's here to help blow the dough
The Australian - Glenn Milne - April 21, 2008

Low-cost universal child care will therefore have the effect of simply shifting the children of non-working parents from parental and informal care to formal care...

Nobel laureate inspired policy
The Australian - Stephen Lunn - April 19, 2008

The Government's early childhood policy for last year's election made much of the work of Professor Heckman, a Nobel laureate in economic sciences...

Bosses offer perks to keep staff
NEWS.com.au - Andrea Mayes and Antyhony DeCeglie - April 19, 2008

"Affordable childcare and the ability to salary sacrifice childcare expenses were favoured options, although accessible parking facilities and allowing ...

Rudd's baby farms not great for kids
The Australian - Peter Saunders and Jessica Brown - April 18, 2008

Perhaps Rudd, his ministers and the childcare cheer squad should take time to reflect on some of the problems before they plough ahead...

Rudd's 2020 hindsight
The Age - Misha Schubert - April 18, 2008

In December 2004, in a ten-year strategy for child care and early learning, Britain vowed to expand its scheme for children expand its scheme for children...

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd defends his one-stop childcare proposal
ABC TV - Lateline - April 17, 2008

After unleashing his grand vision for the future of childcare, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is now backing away from committing to the proposal...