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Labor’s childcare policy — strong suit or costings weak spot?

Labor’s childcare policy — strong suit or costings weak spot?

Labor's childcare announcement raises real questions about the cost of Labor's promises, and the government is homing in on it.

War on mums, war on China — all part of budget week games

War on mums, war on China — all part of budget week games

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.

Excellent childcare package weighed down by funding politics

Excellent childcare package weighed down by funding politics

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.

Essential: nannies, retaliation against Indonesia and retirement

Essential: nannies, retaliation against Indonesia and retirement

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.

Child care: dropping the drop-off

Child care: dropping the drop-off

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.

The elephant in the child care reform strategy

The elephant in the child care reform strategy

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.

Baby on board: the kind of stunt the Greens crave

Baby on board: the kind of stunt the Greens crave

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.

Baby in the chamber: the ugly anti-family face of parliament

Baby in the chamber: the ugly anti-family face of parliament

Our Parliamentary standards are still stuck in a Victorian era of old white male legislators, writes Bernard Keane.

Anti-family attitudes are embedded in our parliament

Anti-family attitudes are embedded in our parliament

Do we want mothers of young children (and hopefully fathers with child care responsibilities) to be MPs or not? asks Senator Sue Boyce.