Rich families could secure a huge windfall from Labor’s childcare plan equal to the $11,000-a-year tax cuts that have been...

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09th Oct. 2020 11:10 AM

Parents could avoid a future increase in childcare costs if the Queensland government commits to five-year universal...

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21st Sept. 2020 5:09 AM

The end of free childcare has prompted experts to raise concerns about preschoolers who have had their early education...

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19th June 2020 8:06 PM

MP slams sexist comments after senator cites kids story to justify why kids shouldn’t access childcare.

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13th June 2020 7:06 AM

Liberal Senator Gerard Rennick has sparked outrage by insisting the best place for children is in the home, not childcare.

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11th June 2020 4:06 PM

Parents receiving the emergency childcare package due to job loss will unlikely be able to cover fees once they start...

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09th June 2020 2:06 PM

The sudden end to the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program in the childcare sector means significant changes for parents...

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09th June 2020 10:06 AM

Come June 28, Australia’s “free” childcare arrangement will cease to exist – and the result will be “catastrophic” for...

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20th May 2020 3:05 PM

Childcare centres want the $1.6b free childcare program to run until September. But family day care providers want it to...

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19th May 2020 9:05 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned parents he plans to scrap free childcare on June 28, calling the scheme...

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15th May 2020 4:05 PM

Qld’s community kindergartens fear the federal funding package to make childcare free would cause them to close unless the...

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03rd April 2020 7:04 PM

Kindy operators are rejoicing following the news from the Prime Minister.

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02nd April 2020 4:04 PM

We need as much certainty as possible if we are to get through this very uncertain future.

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02nd April 2020 12:04 AM

Education Minister Dan Tehan says the federal government has suspended or cancelled the licences of 10 childcare providers...

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05th Aug. 2019 8:08 AM

Bill Shorten has refused to rule out that bosses or parents will have to pay superannuation for childcare workers who will...

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09th May 2019 5:05 AM

BILL Shorten says his $4 billion package will help a million Aussie families — but Scott Morrison says it’s a “fantasy” the...

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02nd May 2019 3:05 PM

If our government wants more people working and less on Centrelink, childcare needs to be at the top of the priority...

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30th April 2019 9:04 AM

QUEENSLAND parents are being told they will have to wait for up to two years to gain in-home childcare as major providers...

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06th Oct. 2018 3:10 AM

IT WAS supposed to be the great new system that helped many parents pay less for childcare but some are finding the exact...

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07th Aug. 2018 6:08 PM

FROM tomorrow, a range of federal and state tax and subsidy changes, as well as new policies, will kick in with the...

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30th June 2018 9:06 AM

FAMILIES crippled by high childcare costs are going to extreme lengths, including hiring a nanny as Morrison's rebate cuts...

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13th May 2018 5:05 AM

FAMILIES and taxpayers are being slugged hundreds of ­millions of dollars for “phantom” childcare services on public...

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24th April 2018 1:04 PM

PARENTS are being warned to register before July 2 to get childcare subsidies under the government’s new system. Income...

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17th April 2018 1:04 PM

ON Tuesday, an “unprecedented” number of Australian childcare centres will close as workers strike, leaving parents...

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26th March 2018 2:03 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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