Parents know the truth
Sunday Telegraph - April 22, 2007

Ms Clarke said the 139000 childcare vacancies the Government spoke about may not necessarily be offering quality programs. 'The fact that the childcare...

Cottesloe rare childcare hot spot
News.com.au - April 22, 2007

Leederville, Burswood and Cottesloe are among only a handful of suburbs in Australia without adequate childcare...

Melbourne worst for child-care gaps
The Age - Misha Schubert - April 20, 2007

MELBOURNE has more suburbs without available child-care places than any other city in Australia but the Federal Government insists there is no crisis in...

Suburbs hit by child-care crisis
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - April 20, 2007

'There's no locality anywhere in Sydney where there are no places [of any type of child care] available,' Mr Brough said.

Minister denies childcare crisis
NEWS.com.au - Nicolette Burke - April 20, 2007

Data on these childcare places released by the minister showed a series of hot spots across the state where it was impossible for parents to get a place in...

Wealth no guarantee of child-care place for junior
Brisbane Times - Kelly Burke - April 20, 2007

THE high cost of land and a lack of council planning are to blame for inadequate child-care facilities in some of Sydney's wealthiest suburbs, some service...

Childcare scarce in hot spots
Melbourne Herald Sun - Susie O'Brien and Carla Danaher - April 20, 2007

VICTORIA had 12 childcare 'hot spots' where parents could not get long day care for their children, the Federal Government admitted yesterday...

No childcare crisis - Brough
NEWS.com.au - Xanthe Kleinig - April 20, 2007

He released figures yesterday showing up to 12600 places vacant in childcare centres in South Australia each day of the week. 'There is no crisis - I have ...

Melbourne worst for child-care gaps
The Age - Misha Schubert - April 20, 2007

MELBOURNE has more suburbs without available child-care places than any other city in Australia but the Federal Government insists there is no crisis in...

Brough says 140000 childcare places available
ABC Online - Paula Kruger - April 19, 2007

PETER CAVE: The shortage of quality childcare places is something that many new parents constantly worry about, and the problem is becoming an issue for the...

Figures show childcare shortage in NSW, Vic
ABC Online - April 19, 2007

Families Minister Mal Brough says there are up to 139000 vacancies at long day care centres on any one day in Australia...

No childcare crisis, despite shortages: Brough
The Australian - Patricia Karvelas - April 19, 2007

THIRTY-FIVE suburbs around the country had no childcare places available for six months last year but Family and Community Services Minister Mal Brough has...

Baby bonus 'a waste of money'
NEWS.com.au - Drew Cratchley - Apr 17, 2007

By Drew Cratchley. THE baby bonus is being wasted on people who would have babies anyway, a Queensland economics academic says...

Staffing crisis growing in child centres
NEWS.com.au - Xanthe Kleinig - Apr 17, 2007

The shortage is expected to reach almost 800 staff by 2013, making it tougher for parents to find places for their children...

Children best cared for at home - PM
NEWS.com.au - April 13, 2007

Prime Minister John Howard says federal government childcare policies are a reflection of his own personal views that children are best cared for at home...