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Mother of boy left on Yass childcare bus counts blessings son is safe

Mother of boy left on Yass childcare bus counts blessings son is safe

Cassandra Brown-Crane's two-year-old son Alijah returned to the Yass Little Learners childcare centre on Thursday.

  • by Jasper Lindell, Hannah Sparks and Cassandra Morgan

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Labor offers free TAFE courses to target skill shortages
Education

Labor offers free TAFE courses to target skill shortages

The 10-year plan to provide 600,000 students with free TAFE courses will cover all areas where there are skill deficits.

  • by Matt Wade
Here's what it takes to be part of the richest 1 per cent
Childcare

Here's what it takes to be part of the richest 1 per cent

Joining the club of the ultra-wealthy can mean very different things, depending on where you live.

  • by Ben Steverman and Reade Pickert
Oversupply of childcare centres may be subsiding
Childcare

Oversupply of childcare centres may be subsiding

A national oversupply of childcare centres that dogged the industry last year may be subsiding.

  • by Simon Johanson
State and territory governments increase funding for private schools
University

State and territory governments increase funding for private schools

Total government spending on each non-government school student rose to $10,644 in 2016-17, up $384 from the year before.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Canberrans are paying the highest childcare rates in the country
Canberra

Canberrans are paying the highest childcare rates in the country

That's despite the ACT appearing to also have the riskiest services in the country.

  • by Cassandra Morgan
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Surgeons in Kew, childcare staff in Tarneit: Suburbs and their career clusters
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Surgeons in Kew, childcare staff in Tarneit: Suburbs and their career clusters

Surgeons prefer Kew, artists and economists live Brunswick and childcare workers flock to Tarneit. You can find out the suburb where people doing your job are clustered by using our interactive tool.

  • by Anna Prytz & Craig Butt
The cost of keeping school kids active and entertained

The cost of keeping school kids active and entertained

The costs of raising children in Australia have risen substantially over the last two decades.

  • by Georgina Dent
Find parenting tough? Be glad you're not American
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Opinion

Find parenting tough? Be glad you're not American

Parenthood in the United States and Australia has become much more financially and socially demanding than it used to be.

  • by Ross Gittins
The new laws taking effect in NSW from January 1
Roads

The new laws taking effect in NSW from January 1

With a state election looming, families with children will benefit most, while road users will again be slugged with toll increases.

  • by Josh Dye
Perth boy's appendix burst after he was sent home with 'stomach bug'
Childcare

Perth boy's appendix burst after he was sent home with 'stomach bug'

A three-year-old boy had to fight for his life with a burst appendix and a twisted bowel on Thursday after a Perth hospital had diagnosed him with a stomach bug and sent him home the day before.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar