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Top 5 Federal Budget Child Care Fails

Childcare Budget Fails

Early education and childcare are high up there in terms of the hottest issues in Australia at the moment. Details of the long awaited child care package based on the findings of the Productivity Commission should arrive before the federal budget is handed down in a few weeks time. Even with ...

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My Childcare Story

DaycareDecisionsBecMcIntosh

IN THE haze of newborn land — closely monitoring sleep, feeding and baby milestones — I raised my head above the fog and began to think about returning to work. Six months maternity leave seemed like an age when I was pregnant, but now that I was holding this tiny ...

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Is the means test mean?

Childcare Means Test

We think parents struggle and we need to protect those on the lowest income. Lets focus on cutting out the high income earners with our simple Luxury Audit. This is our proposal for one of the many childcare reforms which makes childcare more accessible for parents;)  

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The Mary Poppins Effect

Mary Poppins

The Australian exclusively reported last week that the nation’s childcare system was facing a significant overhaul, with the draft Productivity Commission report suggesting families have access to one simplified, means-tested payment that would cover the use of nannies. Hooray shouted parents everywhere. I’d love my own Mary Poppins! But the ...

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