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Description: Australia has become a case study in how not to run child-care services, writes Deborah Brennan. How did this happen and what should we do abo ...

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Description: In October of 2008 Helen Penn presented a paper entitled ‘International perspectives on quality in mixed economies of childcare’ at a conf ...

Category:Quality

EXCERPTS A business partner of Eddy Groves won a lucratuve US childcare-centre development deal with ABC Learning Centres, according to court documents. It ...

EXCERPTS The mystery bidder in the race to buy the New Zealand arm of the ABC childcare chain has been unveiled, with global education giant Knowledge Univ ...

EXCERPTS Public financing is best directed to not-for-profit child-care systems, which are superior to commercial child care models. Yet, the Frontier Cent ...

EXCERPTS Childcare workers at defence department-owned centres are being forced to sign away their unfair dismissal protection, the childcare workers' unio ...

EXCERPTS Geelong mayor John Mitchell has called for a review of the State Government's child-care system after the state's peak council body declared the s ...

EXCERPTS Competition laws could be changed to prevent another ABC Learning scenario, according to the federal Treasury. A Treasury discussion paper on "cre ...

EXCERPTS Exactly how Fast Eddy Groves managed to hoodwink investors for so long is still being investigated. But one of the biggest questions that remains ...

EXCERPTS On an average day in Australia in 2006 there were approximately 145,000 people over 65 years of age living in nursing homes. In 2004-05, a further ...

EXCERPTS 20 April 2009 Media Statement National failing in Early Childhood Education The National Government is failing to recognise the importance of Ear ...

Category:New Zealand

EXCERPTS The sale of failed ABC Learning centres has brought some diversity back into the childcare sector but there are concerns it won't be enough to pre ...

EXCERPTS The government-appointed managers of 241 unviable ABC Learning centres said they have managed to find new owners for the vast majority of the cent ...

EXCERPTS It's a funny thing about the Rudd Government. It's terribly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, intelligent and hardworking, anxious to make the world a ...

EXCERPTS A large Canadian for-profit child care company is opening at least two daycare centres in Halifax. Kids & Company, which has more than 20 centres ...

Category:Nova Scotia

EXCERPTS The University of Alberta has signed an agreement with a national, private child-care company that could open hundreds of new day-care spaces for ...

Category:Alberta

EXCERPTS Taxpayers are unlikely to claw back the $56 million spent propping up failed ABC Learning Centres, as high rents and plunging enrolments scare off ...

EXCERPTS Toy wholesaler Funtastic says its earnings for calendar 2008 were hit by the financial crisis and loss of ABC Learning business, and could be 40% ...

EXCERPTS Binding offers for 241 failed ABC Learning childcare centres are due on Wednesday, but a key government official has refused to say if he thinks t ...

EXCERPTS Based on the best available evidence, it's clear that child care should not be a for-profit industry. The evidence shows that child-care systems s ...

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