Amid debates about budget cuts and the rising costs of schools and […] Read More
As a Canadian researcher, it was good to read Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent reference to my country as justification for investing more in childcare. Unfortunately, he seems to be focusing on only half of what’s needed. Read More
Australian voters think increased funding for childcare and preschools is more important […] Read More
What it costs to have a child in day care around Australia varies from as little as $60 to as much as $160 a day. Due to short supply and long wait lists there is rarely much choice about where a family sits on the price spectrum; usually a family will pay whatever it costs where they get a position. Price remains a moot issue for families who can’t get a position. Read More
MOST families will be worse off if proposed changes to childcare funding are adopted, new modelling shows.
Scott Morrison will ask federal cabinet to give in-principle approval for additional spending on childcare on Monday as he begins consultations with the industry about his soon to be released families and childcare policy. Read More
I’m not sure how many barbecues it’s stopping these days, but the […] Read More