Data on child care denied
The Age – Deborah Gough – July 1, 2007

VICTORIANS are allowed to know what the public thinks of roads but not what they think of child care. The Department of Human Services has refused access to...

Costello cash bonuses kick in
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy - June 30, 2007

But Opposition childcare spokeswoman Jenny Macklin has warned some families may not see much of the 13 per cent rise in childcare benefit with some...

Instant growth for the CBD
Melbourne Herald Sun - June 30, 2007

A childcare centre will be built, costing the city $7 million. When Docklands development is completed by 2020, the size of the CBD is expected to double…

Politics women do want
NEWS.com.au – Anita Quigley – June 30, 2007

Mrs Caines says her party will focus on 'supportive maternity care, paid maternity leave, access to quality childcare and support for carers'...

Children should start school a year later, independent report
The Scotsman (UK) – Craig Brown – June 30, 2007

He added, however, that the key to raising the school age was in the quality of pre-school education, with a low child-to-teacher ratio, which required a...

More play and less TV put children ahead of the game
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - June 29, 2007

Her fellow co-author, Alan Hayes, the institute's director, said the findings indicated the importance of preschool education to compensate for different...

Bound babies charges thrown out
NEWS.com.au – Alana Buckley-Carr – June 29, 2007

Lynda Carol Foulds, 46, and Siobhan Tapscott, 34, each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of common assault after police raided the Tommie Turtle Child Care...

Child-care centre condemns vandalism
ABC Regional Online - June 29, 2007

Repeated weekend vandal attacks on a child-care centre in Griffith, in southern New South Wales, has prompted its director to speak out and condemn the...

ABC loses appeal over missing toddler
The Age – Peter Gregory – June 29, 2007

Child care company ABC Developmental Learning Centres has failed in a bid to overturn a $200 fine imposed after a two-year-old boy went missing from one of...

Assault charges against child care workers dismissed
The Australian – Alana Buckley-Carr - June 28, 2007

ASSAULT charges against two child care workers, alleged to have tied babies legs together to get them to sleep, were thrown out of court today despite...

Editorial: Setting strategy for population growth
The Australian - June 28, 2007

The support for mature-age workers to remain in the workforce and the increase in childcare benefits have both aimed to lift participation...

Census shows work difference
Melbourne Herald Sun – Carla Danaher, Susie O'Brien and George Pilcher - June 28, 2007

In another first for the census, figures show more than a quarter of Australians perform some type of child care. The new data shows 21 per cent of women...

Costello takes credit for baby boom
ABC Online – June 27, 2007

ASHLEY HALL: If you've noticed an increase in the number of prams at your local shopping centre, or increased competition at childcare centres...

Court shown video of child care raid
The West Australian - June 27, 2007

The video footage of a search at the Tommie Turtle Child Care Centre in Huntingdale last October was played as evidence in Perth Magistrate's Court where...

SIDS a sleeping killer
Sunday Times – Louise Pemble - June 27, 2007

Having worked in the childcare sector, Mrs Anderson said she was aware of SIDS risks, such as not using pillows or wrapping babies too warmly...