Howard admits to child-care shortage - next, the relief
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling - November 13, 2007

FAMILIES will receive weekly instead of yearly help with child-care fees under a $687 million Coalition plan, which also acknowledges that millions of...

The spendathon will heat up the economy — and favour the rich
The Age - Tim Colebatch - November 13, 2007

The best of Howard's three big initiatives yesterday was his plan to bring forward the child-care tax rebate, and pay it directly to child care providers...

Making child care count is not just about cost
Sydney Morning Herald - Elizabeth Hill - November 13, 2007

Election campaign promises to increase child-care subsidies to parents (Labor) or pay the child-care rebate up front (Coalition) may win votes but will do...

Howard announces $650m childcare plan
The Age - November 12, 2007

"Mr Howard announced a change of timing for the existing 30 per cent Child Care Tax Rebate and a handful of new childcare centres," Ms Macklin said in a...

Childcare group prefers Labor's plan
ABC Online - November 12, 2007

A childcare lobby group says Labor's plan to bring down the cost of childcare is better than the Coalition's scheme unveiled at its launch in Brisbane today...

Quality childcare is vital: commissioner
The West Australian - November 12, 2007

A national system of high quality childcare and early education is critical to a nation's social wellbeing, federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner...

Howard policy launch factbox
Daily Telegraph - November 12, 2007

Childcare tax rebate to be paid directly to childcare services so up-front fees can be cut by 30 per cent - $652.4 million over four years...

Howard targets childcare and schooling
The Australian – Sid Marris – November 12, 2007

…the Coalition now proposing to pay childcare tax rebates in advance to the provider so that fees are reduced before parents pay...

Australia lagging on childcare spending: report
ABC Online - November 12, 2007

New research shows Australia is falling behind other developed countries when it comes to investment in childcare. The study, to be published in the Kids...

Coalition launches fifth term bid
The Australian - November 12, 2007

A RE-ELECTED coalition government would pay the childcare rebate up-front and provide up to $1 million to help build childcare facilities in areas of...

Cost not only child-care issue - it's quality, says book
Sydney Morning Herald – Stephanie Peatling – November 12, 2007

INCREASING payments to parents to cover the expense of child care will only drive up costs and do nothing to improve the quality of care children receive...

Widening child care options
Daily Telegraph - Sue Dunlevy - November 9, 2007

By Sue Dunlevy JOHN Howard broke his promise on interest rates for the sixth time this week, but he also produced a policy that will help families pay for \...

Benefits of full childcare debatable
The Canberra Times - Bettina Arndt - November 9, 2007

The same figures are now being trotted out by the Labor Party in promoting their new child care policies. Early intervention makes a difference in...

The preschool investment really pays off says study
New California Media - San Francisco USA - Mary Ambrose - Nov 08, 2007

Children who attend preschool do better than those who don't, when they enter school, and the study notes, the effect is long lasting...

Non-maternal care linked to reduced physical aggression in children of mothers with less education
ScienceDaily USA - November 7, 2007

Among children of mothers with low education levels, those who receive regular care from other adults during preschool years may be less likely to have problems with physical aggression...