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Confessions from a woman who employs au pairs – and isn't filthy rich
Opinion
Opinion

Confessions from a woman who employs au pairs – and isn't filthy rich

When we chose to let our hearts prevail and try for another baby there was a caveat that was led by the head: we planned to enlist help in the form of an au pair.

  • by Georgina Dent

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Why caring for younger siblings can be a lonely path
Child safety

Why caring for younger siblings can be a lonely path

It's an age-old phenomenon: older siblings stepping in to care for the little ones. But little is known about the lives of young kinship carers in Australia today.

  • by Miki Perkins
Does Canberra have its own rockstar maths teacher?
Canberra

Does Canberra have its own rockstar maths teacher?

His blog is read by more than 170 countries, he's designing a maths-based mini-golf course, and he's just been named the ACT's top maths teacher.

  • by Sherryn Groch
To prove they don't have a woman problem, the Liberals should fix this
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Parenting

To prove they don't have a woman problem, the Liberals should fix this

The government doesn't have a clue on one of the biggest bread and butter issues for ordinary families

  • by Kasey Edwards
'Vague, indiscriminate, frustrating': Families and au pairs risk breaking the law
Peter Dutton

'Vague, indiscriminate, frustrating': Families and au pairs risk breaking the law

The controversy engulfing Peter Dutton over his intervention in the case of two foreign au pairs highlights flaws in the law.

  • by Andrew Taylor
'I can't afford to keep her': Fostering resentment over cost of caring

'I can't afford to keep her': Fostering resentment over cost of caring

Foster carers want the government to increase the bare-bones carers allowance, saying it fails to reflect the true cost of looking after children.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Dutton childcare cloud exposes problem with entire sector
Opinion
Opinion

Dutton childcare cloud exposes problem with entire sector

The federal government spends about $8 billion a year on childcare subsidies. That’s big bucks. And Peter Dutton is not the only one profiting.

  • by Lisa Bryant
Canberra playschools saved with inclusion in subsidy scheme
Childcare

Canberra playschools saved with inclusion in subsidy scheme

Canberra playschools will be allowed to provide families with subsidies under the new federal scheme saving them from possibly going under.

  • by Elliot Williams
Setting every child up for success
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Opinion

Setting every child up for success

Australia needs to move on from viewing early learning centres as simply places to leave kids when parents are at work.

  • by Yvette Berry
ACT plans to introduce free universal childcare for three-year-olds
Childcare

ACT plans to introduce free universal childcare for three-year-olds

ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry revealed she is making plans to bring in the measure as soon as possible.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Perth to get multi-million dollar 'inclusive' playground where everyone's welcome
Disability

Perth to get multi-million dollar 'inclusive' playground where everyone's welcome

The playground's design aims to allow children of every ability to play, catering for all physical or intellectual considerations.

  • by David Allan-Petale