EARLY childhood workers are in crisis, with 15,000 leaving the profession each year as they struggle with low wages and...

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26th Sept. 2011 11:09 AM

THE Federal Government is facing growing pressure from both the Greens and the Coalition to launch a Productivity...

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10th May 2012 2:05 PM

JULIA Gillard will meet with representatives of the early childhood education and care sector to examine options to reform...

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06th June 2012 8:06 PM

JULIA Gillard will meet with representatives of the early childhood education and care sector to examine options to reform...

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06th June 2012 10:06 PM

AN EXTRA $3 an hour in the pockets of low-paid childcare workers has been promised by the Federal Government, as part of a...

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19th March 2013 6:03 PM

THE cost of childcare remains a big expense for one in three families, research by The Australia Institute confirmed on...

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20th March 2013 8:03 PM

MORE parents have been shocked by the impact of hand, foot and mouth disease on their children as the virus sweeps through...

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27th March 2013 5:03 AM

CHILDCARE centres could refuse to enrol children not fully immunised under a new policy the Opposition plans to introduce...

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24th May 2013 6:05 AM

A CHILDCARE operator has called on Kevin Rudd to overturn the $300 million boost to the industry’s workers because not...

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19th July 2013 6:07 AM

THE Abbott Government’s boat buy-back policy and childcare rebates highlighted debate during Question Time in Canberra on...

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18th Nov. 2013 3:11 PM

IN THE next three years, about 50,000 childcare jobs will be created.

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07th Dec. 2013 6:12 AM

IT’S a simple five-letter word that has sparked controversy and debate among parents and early childhood educators.

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17th Dec. 2013 1:12 PM

A LACK of flexible childcare in regional areas is causing police officers to leave full-time, front-line work, particularly...

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04th Feb. 2014 3:02 PM

GETTING women back to work after having kids should be a priority for the Federal Government. Perhaps they should replace...

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25th Feb. 2014 5:02 AM

A REMOTE Queensland child care centre will close down and others may be forced to do the same, as council-run centres face...

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10th March 2014 1:03 PM

MOTHERS returning to work after the birth of their first child would prefer their baby to be cared for in the home by...

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16th April 2014 6:04 AM

ABOUT 3000 long day care providers across the nation have applied for a share of a $200 million pool of development funding...

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30th May 2014 3:05 PM

DESPITE concerns about a change to the eligibility of child-care funding, regional and rural family day care centres should...

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03rd July 2014 3:07 PM

TOOWOOMBA families are standing dead-centre as both sides of politics fire bullets over nation-wide changes to child care...

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05th July 2014 6:07 AM

NANNIES and grandparents could be paid to look after children if they are TAFE qualified under a plan to overhaul...

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22nd July 2014 9:07 AM

A SOUTHERN Downs man who defrauded a community childcare centre out of more than $20,000 will spend time behind bars.

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23rd July 2014 6:07 AM

A CHILD care worker has spoken out about her frustration at the “Panadol drop-off” and her despair at what parents put in...

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30th July 2014 10:07 AM

NEW figures show the number of Australian children in child care has grown almost 90,000 in just 12 months.

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12th Sept. 2014 4:09 PM

A RESPECTED pediatrician says leaving babies in long-day care can be a form of child abuse.

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16th Sept. 2014 11:09 AM

A CHILD care industryinsider says she supports the notion that long day care can be a form of child abuse.

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17th Sept. 2014 6:09 AM

A NEW smartphone app is putting power back into the hands of vulnerable Queensland women.

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05th Oct. 2014 6:10 AM

A PLAN to encourage NSW poker machine clubs to offer childcare through increased tax breaks has been labelled “ridiculous”...

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19th Oct. 2014 3:10 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott’s parental leave scheme will be wound back, but a levy on big business to fund the scheme will...

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07th Dec. 2014 2:12 PM

A FAMILY'S heartache at losing their baby daughter has led to a coroner recommending changes to sleeping practices at...

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12th Dec. 2014 5:12 PM

CHILDCARE workers are pushing Tony Abbott to increase funding to the sector, after the Government admitted its childcare...

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01st Feb. 2015 5:02 PM

CHILDCARE centres across Queensland are supportive of the State Government’s plan to change laws surrounding unvaccinated...

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14th March 2015 5:03 AM

PARENTS who won't vaccinate their children will miss out on up to $15,000 a year in child care rebates and welfare.

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12th April 2015 9:04 AM

TEACHERS, childcare staff and disability support workers have been invited to join health professionals to discuss the...

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13th April 2015 5:04 AM

FAMILIES who struggle to access affordable child care services will now be able get support to hire a nanny under a new...

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28th April 2015 1:04 PM

PARENTS who stay at home and work only a few hours a week while their children are in childcare, can expect to lose their...

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01st May 2015 5:05 PM

A COMING political stand-off has emerged over an $850 million Abbott government Budget proposal to fund childcare for...

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08th May 2015 6:05 PM

FIVE out of seven mums at Playmates Playgroup have new bundles of joy since last Mother’s Day.

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09th May 2015 6:05 AM

THE Federal Government's childcare package has Nationals worried that families with a stay-at-home parent are being...

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11th May 2015 8:05 AM

THE Abbott government’s $3.5 billion childcare package treats the education of Australia’s young children as “babysitting”...

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06th July 2015 5:07 PM

NEW laws are being introduced by the State Government to ensure children are vaccinated.

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16th July 2015 7:07 AM

ORGANISATIONS that teach childcare workers how to do their jobs will face extra audits following revelations that some...

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20th Aug. 2015 8:08 PM

CHILDCARE workers across Queensland reported 1124 suspected child abuse cases in the year ending March 31, 2015.

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25th Aug. 2015 6:08 AM

CHILDCARE centres will have the power to refuse children who are not vaccinated under changes from the State...

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26th Aug. 2015 9:08 AM

A 20-year-old childcare worker charged with the attempted rape of a two-year-old boy had child pornography on his personal...

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21st Sept. 2015 5:09 PM

CHILDCARE operators say procedures should have prevented the alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old at a Brisbane centre...

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26th Sept. 2015 5:09 AM

GRANDPARENTS are leaving the workforce early to help care for their grandchildren, with 70% changing shifts to help out.

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28th Sept. 2015 7:09 PM

QUEENSLAND child care centres will have the power to reject unvaccinated enrolments after Labor's 'no jab, no play' laws...

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30th Oct. 2015 5:10 AM

CHILDCARE reforms, questions over Scott Morrison's job offers and a controversial citizenship legislation dominated...

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30th Nov. 2015 6:11 PM

THE Turnbull government has put forward new reforms in a bid to attract enough Senate support to secure the passage of its...

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02nd Dec. 2015 5:12 PM