Mums still home, despite the hype
Sydney Morning Herald - Jessica Irvine - March 26, 2008

THE stay-at-home dad is, if not a myth, at least a rarity, as workforce statistics show women continue to shoulder the burden of child care in the home...

Throwing the baby bonus out with the bathwater
ABC Online - Peter Saunders - March 25, 2008

As the Rudd 'razor gang' searches for wasteful items of expenditure to cut, a number of commentators have targeted the baby bonus as a prime candidate...

Speculation grows for Childcare business ABC debt
Melbourne Herald Sun - Liam Walsh and Josh Robertson - March 25, 2008

CHILDCARE business ABC Learning Centres might have come close to "breaching" a debt agreement, an analyst report has said ahead of a deadline for exclusive...

Addiction to work dulls zest for leisure
The Age - Donatella Cavagnoli - March 25, 2008

THE issue of work-life balance has been a point of public discussion for some years, yet it is a discussion that is often bogged down in confusion...

Goward attack: mums betrayed
Sydney Morning Herald - Carmel Egan - March 23, 2008

FORMER federal sex discrimination commissioner Pru Goward has accused leading ALP women of abandoning working mothers over paid maternity leave...

Paid leave for mums a given
Sydney Morning Herald - Pru Goward - March 23, 2008

MY 2002 proposal for a national, government-funded scheme of paid maternity leave - 14 weeks for all women - stands in a special corner all of its own...

death of the supermum
Sydney Morning Herald - Caroline Marcus - March 23, 2008

A FIFTH of families say the high cost of child care has stopped them from having more children. And two-thirds of Australians would prefer to stay at home...

Child-care rebate bad for kids
Sydney Morning Herald - Ross Gittins - March 19, 2008

Consider the great economic rationalist experiment with the "marketisation" of child care. The problems of the new child-care "industry" were outlined in a...

No baby bonus cash for problem parents
NEWS.com.au - March 19, 2008

STATE and territory governments will administer a radical plan to pay the $5000 federal government baby bonus to problem parents as vouchers…

Coast childcare group expands
Gold Coast News – Nick Nichols – March 18, 2008

EARLY Learning Services continues to add to its childcare centre portfolio as its larger Brisbane rival ABC Learning Centres downsizes...

Groves settles Citigroup debt
NEWS.com.au - Nick Lenaghan - March 17, 2008

ABC Learning Centres founder Eddy Groves has repaid his bankers a hefty debt still owed over margin loans that collapsed as his childcare...

ABC Learning to keep Brisbane Bullets sponsorship
NEWS.com.au - Liam Walsh - March 16, 2008

ABC Learning Centres says sponsorship of the Brisbane Bullets will continue even after the childcare business's boss offloads the team...

Family sues ABC for 'failing to support' boy
The Age - Deborah Gough - March 16, 2008

The case is believed to be the first in Victoria where a child-care centre has faced action over the quality of care for a disabled child...

Time to rethink baby bonus
The Australian - Stephen Lunn and Lauren Wilson - March 14, 2008

The Child Care Tax Rebate was increased by Labor from 30 to 50 per cent of parents' out-of-pocket expenses to a new cap of $7500 per child, again regardless...

Perfect chance to improve child care
Sydney Morning Herald - Marie Coleman - March 14, 2008

As little as 10 years ago, the not-for-profit sector dominated the provision of child care, along with a number of small, independently owned for-profit...