ABC link spells end for CFK Childcare
Sydney Morning Herald - November 18, 2008

The operator of 43 child-care centres in NSW, CFK Childcare Centres, has gone into voluntary administration due to a failed asset sell-off to ABC Learning ...

ABC Learning's future known in a week
NEWS.com.au - Evan Schwarten and Lea Emery - November 18, 2008

PARENTS with children at ABC Learning centres should know within a week whether the company plans to close centres from next year...

ABC Learning in race against time
Sydney Morning Herald - Colin Kruger - November 18, 2008

The receivers of ABC Learning have vowed to keep the failed child-care giant alive, in a race against time as more parents pull their children out of ABC centres...

ABC Learning owes 2000 creditors almost $1.67bn
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 18, 2008

Banks are owed $955 million, plus $600 million in convertible notes, and ABC's 1600 childcare workers are owed $31 million in holiday pay and long-service leave. Other unsecured creditors...

ABC Learning centres 'can't be closed overnight'
NEWS.com.au - November 18, 2008

DEPUTY Prime Minister Julia Gillard has accused the owner of 15 ABC Learning centres of scaremongering, after he threatened to shut the facilities down before Christmas...

Office workers caring for ABC kids
The Australian - Natasha Bita - November 18, 2008

ABC Learning has admitted clerical staff are caring for children, as the owner of 15 of the collapsed childcare giant's centres threatens to shut them down...

Families deserve a simpler method
The Australian - Jessica Brown - November 18, 2008

FINANCE Minister Lindsay Tanner's recent signals that taxpayer-funded parental leave may be left out of next year's budget because of the financial crisis will be a blow to...

ABC Learning's administrator to address creditors
ABC Online - November 18, 2008

The administrator of the ABC Learning Group will address creditors for the first time today. Representatives from Ferrier Hodgson will advise the meeting in Brisbane...

Blend of owners sought for ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - November 18, 2008

LOCAL governments will not be given carte blanche to take over the child-care centres of the failed ABC Learning, with the Federal Government insisting a mix of private and community groups run the centres...

Australian Navy orders two-month shutdown
The Australian - November 18, 2008

All local commanders have been ordered to allow personnel affected by the ABC Learning childcare crisis more flexible working arrangements...

Government childcare places could cause oversupply
Courier Mail - Melanie Christiansen - November 17, 2008

CHILDCARE Queensland has warned that government plans for hundreds of new childcare places will threaten the viability of existing operators...

Councils eye-off ABC Learning Centres
Government News - Angela Dorizas - November 17, 2008

The Australian Services Union (ASU) has called on the Federal Government to give priority to councils interested in taking over childcare...

Funtastic reveals $8.5m exposure to ABC
Sydney Morning Herald - November 17, 2008

Toy supplier Funtastic Ltd says trading exposure so far to the financially troubled ABC Learning Centre Ltd is about $8.5 million...

Non-bank growth? It's child's play
Business Spectator - Robert Gottliebsen - November 17, 2008

A number of Bendigo Bank community branches are looking at acquiring ABC Learning child-minding centres in their area. Bendigo Bank chief executive Rob Hunt did not spell out specific...

Children miss out on skills
Melbourne Herald Sun - Karen Collier - November 17, 2008

KIDS are being starved of learning opportunities in childcare centres and at home, leaving them at risk of poor performance when they reach school...