Labor's childcare announcement raises real questions about the cost of Labor's promises, and the government is homing in on it.
The government's attacks on working mothers this week managed to grab attention when it was hoping all eyes would be focused on small business handouts.
The government has unveiled a strong child care policy that will boost workforce participation -- but the means to pay for it may mean trouble ahead for the government.
While voters continue to look askance at the government's capacity to handle foreign relations, its nannies policy might be a winner, Essential Report reveals.
The loss of 200-plus promised child care centres is the latest example of both a broken election promise and government misuse of data to justify bad policy making, writes Eva Cox.
Despite the Government already spending over $56M to fund child care and save centres, it refuses to look at how the current funding model made such collapses inevitable.
Claims that federal politics is "one of the least family-friendly occupations in the country" are simply absurd nonsense, writes Former Liberal Party Senator Noel Crichton-Browne.
Our Parliamentary standards are still stuck in a Victorian era of old white male legislators, writes Bernard Keane.