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Single parents are getting priced out of daycare, triggering a vicious cycle of entrenched poverty

Female workforce participation has risen for the past two decades in Australia, and in turn, more young kids have been attending formal childcare.

6 days

by Freya Lucas

Child Care fees see big bounce back as “free care” policy expires according to ABS

Child care prices across Australia staged a large bounce back as the free child care policy introduced in April 2020 to combat the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was removed and a snap back to the Child Care Subsidy system occurred on 13 July 2020.

4 weeks

by Jason Roberts

Blink and you'll miss it: what the budget did for working mums

Working mothers get something in the budget, but not much, and not for long.

4 weeks

by Freya Lucas

New modelling finds investing in childcare and aged care almost pays for itself

In the absence of an official analysis of the impact of the budget by gender the National Foundation for Australian Women has this morning published its own gender analysis of the budget, across multiple dimensions.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

Chief Executive Women back call to make ECEC a more prominent Budget consideration

For Australia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, more investment is needed in female workforce participation, and that starts with making early childhood education and care (ECEC) more affordable, Chief Executive Women (CEW) has said.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

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