Early Learning Services to market
Courier Mail - Liam Walsh - October 29 2007

CHILDCARE veteran John Hutchison is going to the stockmarket with a new business, three years after a company bearing his family name started a...

North-West selected for autism centre
ABC Online – October 29 2007

"If we are elected we'll create a specialist childcare service for children with autism here in the North-West," Ms Macklin said. " We understand there are...

Long-term cost in election vote buy
The Age – Ross Gittins - October 29 2007

If this ill-considered subsidy makes it easier for child care centres to raise child care workers' paltry wages - or easier to attract better-qualified workers…

Balancing work and family
The Age - Julia Gillard - October 28 2007

Labor will help fix the problems with the cost, availability and quality of child care. We will invest $1.5 billion in the child-care tax rebate...

$192-a-week childcare crisis
Advertiser Adelaide - October 27 2007

FAMILIES in Adelaide's mortgage belt suburbs are paying up to $192 a week for childcare, a survey has found. Federal Labor, which conducted the probe in the...

Families hit as Costello fails to hold inflation
Daily Telegraph – Wayne Swan - October 27 2007

Labor will also lift the Childcare Tax Rebate from 30 per cent to 50 per cent and lift the maximum to $7500 a year - providing a benefit which Mr Costello...

Child care on the cheap is bad policy
The Age – Kenneth Davidson – October 25, 2007

The result is a halfway house in which the Government doesn't take direct responsibility for the provision of child care and early education but provides...

More women needed in politics: Lib MP
Sydney Morning Herald - October 24, 2007

More than half the federal politicians should be women and more men should be working in child care, says Workforce Participation Minister Sharman Stone...

Pregnant pause over paid maternity leave
The Age, Australia – Sarah Smiles - October 25, 2007

SHADOW minister for women Tanya Plibersek says she would be happy to be part of a government that provided paid maternity leave, but has not committed to it...

Child care lowers inflation rate
NEWS.com.au - October 24, 2007

THE changed treatment of child care fees has helped to push the headline inflation rate to its lowest since 1999. The consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.7...

NSW under pressure to improve staff-child ratios
ABC Online - October 24, 2007

An organisation calling for a better staff-to-child ratio at childcare centres will put its case to New South Wales community services minister Kevin Greene...

Labor to force child care to make the grade
Sydney Morning Herald – Mark Davis and Stephanie Peatling – October 24, 2007

EVERY child-care centre would be rated on a scale from A to E according to the quality of care, and their scores would be published for parents...

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...