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June 2015

Federal Government cuts funding to an essential parenting service., 23rd June

May 2015

Stay-at-home parents creching the daycare party
The Australian, 21st May

Senior Abbott ministers outed as ‘double-dippers’ as fairness debate rages

Sydney Morning Herald, 15th May

Budget 2015: Women furious at ‘rorts’ slur on maternity leave
The Australian, 14th May

Federal Budget 2015: Mums who volunteer can keep childcare, 14th May

2015 budget: daycare juggling act to cost stay-at-home mums
The Australian, 12th May

Federal budget 2015: Almost 50 per cent of mums to lose government paid parental leave entitlements

Sydney Morning Herald, 11th May

Mixed reaction to government’s landmark childcare package

Sydney Morning Herald, 11th May

Budget 2015: Scott Morrison announces extra childcare money for at-risk children
7:30 Report, 8th May

Prime Minister Tony Abbott visits Penrith announcing federal preschool subsidy to continue for two more years
Daily Telegraph, 4th May

Families package: Pre-school win as childcare funding brawl begins, 3rd May


April 2015

Bouquets and brickbats: Why nannies are attracting both
Women’s Agenda, 30th April

Two-year nanny trial to cost $246m
The Australian, 28th, April

Mum whose seven kids got whooping cough at once says we need to stop vax-shaming, 16th April

Childcare groups call for big investment in early childhood education
ABC PM radio program, 15th April

Childcare providers to miss out on funds boost, 15th April

How anti-vaccination advocates sound to everyone else
Herald Sun, 14th April

Government’s anti-vaccination crackdown allows exemption for one minor religion, 13th April

Anti-vaccination parents may lose rebates
The New Daily, 12th April

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison confirms families package will be rolled out gradually, 8th April

Gold Coast vaccination rates need to improve: authorities
ABC Local – Gold Coast, 7th April

Anti-vaccination parents could be refused government benefits
ABC PM radio program, 7th April

A record high in the number of so-called conscientious vaccination objectors is worrying the government, 6th April

March 2015

Melbourne childcare centres charge well above Productivity Commission’s proposed ‘benchmark’ fees
Sydney Morning Herald, 29th March

Push for increase in childcare funding for babies and toddlers to urgently address shortage, 25th March

Scott Morrison has admitted that the controversial $74 childcare subsidies per day is too low, 18th March

December 2014

Child grooming arrests
Channel 10 Eyewitness News – National, 24 December

Parents want more money for childcare, 23 December

Parents want more money for childcare
The Australian, 23 December

Parents want more money for childcare
The Courier Mail, 23 December

Family Day Care Fraud
Channel 10′s The Project, 18 December

Think childcare is just babysitting? Think again
Women’s Agenda

Paid Parental Leave changed
Channel 10 Eyewitness News – National

Government announces Paid Parental Leave funding to be diverted to childcare
ABC News 24

Playroom Politics
Channel 10 Eyewitness News – National

November 2014

‘Junk science’ behind criticism of quality childcare, experts claim
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 November

October 2014

Study linking child behaviour and childcare attendance
Channel 10′s The Project, 30 October

The one word that explains how I do it all
Women’s Agenda, 28 October

High Childcare Fees Expected to Hit Families Hard
Sunshine Coast Daily, 23 October

Thousands of Aussie middle-income families may be hit with rise in childcare costs, Perthnow, The Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, 20 October

Going up! Childcare costs on the rise again, 20 October

September 2014

Pregnant Queensland women slow to take up free whooping cough jab
The Courier Mail, 24 September

August 2014

Parents want childcare workers to be highly qualified, says group The Parenthood
Sydney Morning Herald, 25 August

Was the Paid Parental Leave Scheme ever going to happen or was it just a con to get women voting for Tony Abbott?
Mamamia, 5 August

July 2014

Want to encourage women to go back to work after babies? Don’t do this.
Mamamia, 30 July

Interview with ABC News 24
ABC news, 20 July

Interview with PM Agenda
Sky news, 2 July

Parents’ group slams Productivity Commission proposal for means-tested childcare
The Australian, 2 July


June 2014

Wake up Australia: we’re about to be the only country in the world to charge for childhood immunisation
Mamamia, 20 June

Vaccine sceptics who call themselves ‘conscientious objectors’ put innocent children’s lives at risk
Courier Mail, 4 June


May 2014

Single mothers ‘slugged $3800′
The Australian, 22 May

Sole parents face $11,000 welfare hit 
The Australian, 12 May 

McDonalds uses social media to target children
Channel TEN Sydney, 6 May


April 2014

Universal Access to Early Childhood Education program funding in May budget call, 23 April

State and federal health ministers agree that all families must support vaccination of children
Courier Mail, 12 April 

Doctors want vaccination reforms for childcare centres
Courier Mail, 11 April

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg set to block `conscientious objection’ excuse for vaccination refusers
Courier Mail, 9 April

March 2014

Vaccinating your child
Ten News Sydney, 27 March

Boosting Newstart earnings could save budget $1.4 billion
The Australian, 10 March

Today is the day to help another mum. And here’s why.
iVillage, 8 March


February 2014

Childcare waiting list fees: parents demand ban
The Today Show, 24 February

Desperate parents demand national ban on childcare
waiting list fees
Sunday Telegraph, 23 February 

Childcare rebate vital to working parents
Essential Baby, 18 February

Glorifying a drug smuggler gives kids the wrong message
The Daily Telegraph, 14 February
(republished here on Mamamia)

Mothers hit out at rebate cut
Channel 7 News, 9 February 

Costly childcare
Channel 10 Eyewitness News, 9 February

For mums, to work or not rests on childcare rebate
Courier Mail, 9 February

Do you know what “hard” really is?
Mamamia, 6 February

Newstart a bad end for sole mums, kids
The Australian, 5 February

Single parents on Newstart allowance reveal decline in nutrition, mental health and large debts
ABC online, 5 February

Welfare review
The Project, Channel Ten, 4 February


January 2014

Lone parents fear they’ll be hit even harder
The Age, 23 January