Staff call on parents to stand by ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Leesha McKenny - November 16, 2008

ABC Learning staff have appealed for parents to stick with their centres as they await news on their futures into next year. Child-care worker Kim Sandford...

ABC Learning debacle pits money against care
The Age - James Kirby - November 16, 2008

THE spectacular collapse of child-care company ABC Learning Centres raises a lot more urgent questions than the obvious one about whether privatisation is...

Buyers size up ABC Learning as parents weigh options
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 15, 2008

FOUR operators have expressed interest in taking over some child-care centres run by ABC Learning. The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, said yesterday that private and not-for-profit...

Time to rethink ABCs of child care, say experts
THe Age - Tom Arup and Dan Harrison - November 15, 2008

LEADING child-care experts believe the collapse of ABC Learning gives the Federal Government the perfect opportunity to restructure child-care policy...

Class-action lawsuit readied on child-care company demise
The Age - Tom Arup - November 15, 2008

IMF Australia is preparing a potential class-action lawsuit against ABC Learning's receivers, auditors and former directors...

Gillard to clarify ABC Learning's status next month
ABC Online - Bill Bainbridge - November 15, 2008

Some parents aren't prepared to wait that long, they're already looking for alternative child care centres. The company receiver is urging parents to...

Govt won't increase ABC Learning funding: Gillard
ABC Online - November 14, 2008

The Federal Government has ruled out topping up its rescue package for ABC Learning, saying the money already given to the struggling child care provider is sufficient...

CBA considers action over ABC
NEWS.com.au - George Lekakis and Liam Walsh - November 14, 2008

Mr Norris hinted the bank may consider taking legal action against former directors and auditors of ABC Learning but he refused to say what form such action may take...

Commonwealth Bank lost $440m in ABC childcare collapse
The Australian - Natasha Bita,Richard Gluyas - November 14, 2008

The bank's annual general meeting in Melbourne yesterday heard that it had written off its entire $440million unsecured exposure to ABC Learning Centres...

High Court cautious in ruling work expenses
The Australian - Nicola Berkovic - November 14, 2008

THE High Court has carefully avoided opening the door to new claims for deductibility of expenses such as childcare and travel to work in a ruling...

$30m lifeline as ABC funds run dry
The Age - Tom Arup and Dan Harrison - November 14, 2008

A SYNDICATE of ABC Learning's banking creditors has lent the failed company a further $30 million to keep child-care centres open until the end of the year...

Parents buckle up for race to flee ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Erik Jensen and Vanda Carson - November 14, 2008

Parents at a centre in the Hills District were told by the centre director on Monday to look elsewhere for places - possibly for a closure before Christmas...

The business of caring
The Age - Prof Deborah Brennan - November 13, 2008

THE collapse of ABC Learning is an opportunity for the Rudd Government to rethink the fundamentals of Australian early education and care...

Challenges and opportunities: the demise of ABC Learning
ABC Online - Helen Kenneally (CAA) - November 13, 2008

Australian children and families deserve an early childhood education and care framework that drives quality outcomes and genuine choice...

ABC Learning accounts in a mess: Julia Gillard
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - November 13, 2008

JULIA Gillard has warned that deciding the future of ABC Learning Centres will be time-consuming because the company's accounts are in such poor shape investigators will have to...