Good morning, early birds. Childcare costs and wait times have increased dramatically since 2011. Plus, NSW's new plan to tackle gender inequality. It's the news you need to know, with Natasha Grivas.
The story yesterday of the car attack in Melbourne's city, apart from some ill-placed advertising and some bad takes online, was as good as can be expected.
What we're reading: stories from solitary confinement, how women are better financial managers, the underground railroad for refugees, polarised punks, how left-wing media got trapped by capitalism, and is consciousness an illusion?
Having demonised Australia's family law system for driving men to murder women, Pauline Hanson wants to replace it with a system that will entrench economic discrimination against women.
A new report on inequality gets to grips with many issues undermining equality and economic growth. Gender and the way our workforce is changing is part of the story.
We can learn a lot from Pauline Hanson, writes comedian and aspiring proud father Ben Pobjie.