No value in tax changes
Courier Mail – Peter Saunders – May 10, 2007

In his last election Budget three years ago, Costello complicated things by introducing a new childcare rebate on top of the existing childcare benefit...

'No guidelines' on fighting obesity
Advertiser Adelaide – Laura Anderson, May 10, 2007

'The Government has again failed to consider the ways in which business can work in partnership with Government to meet Australia's childcare needs,' she ...

Subsidies are only part of the answer
Sydney Morning Herald - Adele Horin - May 9, 2007

While child care is expensive and hard to find, mothers have no incentive to go back to work...

Shorter wait and higher benefit for parents
Sydney Morning Herald - Stephanie Peatling - May 9, 2007

Parents will receive up to $20 a week more to help them meet child-care fees and will no longer have to wait for up to two years to receive the 30 per cent rebate...

Childcare measures key points
Daily Telegraph – May 8, 2007

An extra 3000 disabled children will get childcare access over the next five years through the inclusion support subsidy.

Families battle funds trap
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy – May 8, 2007

FAMILIES figuring out how to cover four interest rate rises, skyrocketing grocery bills and rising childcare fees might question why $5 billion of their ...

Extra funds for childcare
Melbourne Herald Sun – Jane Bunce – May 8, 2007

About 730,000 families will receive an extra weekly payment of up to $20.50 for each child under changes to child care benefits announced...

Costello splashes $2.1bn on low-income families
The Australian – Stephen Lunn – May 8, 2007

Treasurer Peter Costello has also made a provision for low income families in his 2007 Budget by announcing a 10 per cent increase to the Child Care Benefit...

Childcare cash upped $4.10 a day
Daily Telegraph – Sue Dunlevy – May 8, 2007

By Sue Dunlevy. WEEKLY childcare benefit subsidies were increased by up to $4.10 per day and the Federal Government will bring forward payment of the 30 per...

Childcare rebate revamped
Courier Mail – Steven Wardill – May 8, 2007

FAMILIES could soon receive the Federal Government's 30 per cent rebate on out-of-pocket childcare expenses at regular intervals throughout the year.

Child care benefits to increase
ABC Online – May 8, 2007

The Federal Government will spend $2.1 billion in this year's Budget to increase access to child care services. From July 1 this year the Child Care Benefit...

$2.1b pitch to families
Melbourne Herald Sun – Ben Packham – May 8, 2007

FAMILIES struggling with childcare payments have been given a $2.1 billion helping hand in a major election-year pitch to crucial mortgage-belt seats.

Childcare centres take on volunteer
Melbourne Herald Sun – Susie O'Brien – May 8, 2007

CHILDCARE centres are using untrained volunteers, work experience students and people working for the dole to lift staff numbers and meet State Government...

Call for more childcare places
The Australian – Stephen Lunn and Patricia Karvelas – May 7, 2007

ANNETTE Maloney will be happy to have earlier access to thousands of dollars in childcare tax rebates, but believes Treasurer Peter Costello is unlikely to...

Child-care costs high on money worries list
The Age – Nassim Khadem - May 7, 2007

ONE in seven families rank child care in their top three financial concerns, a Labor report to be released today says. The Family Watch Taskforce Report...