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Women locked out of the workforce by lack of childcare availability, ACTU says

Up to a quarter of a million Australians, not captured in unemployment figures, are locked out of the job market due to a lack of access to affordable childcare or are being discouraged from looking for work by the lack of jobs, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) says, commenting on recently released ABS figures.

2 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Nearly 40% of Australian families can’t ‘afford’ childcare

Childcare is unaffordable for more than 385,000 Australian families, a new report from Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute shows.

4 weeks

by Freya Lucas

Affordable, quality ECEC remains out of reach in many wealthy countries, UNICEF says

Australia has ranked low in terms of access to affordable, quality childcare, a new report from UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti has found, while countries like Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Germany rank the highest.

1 month

by Freya Lucas

Educators are essential...but can’t afford to live in Sydney or Melbourne much longer

Essential workers, including those working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, are being pushed out of the Sydney and Melbourne market by high housing costs, a survey from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found, flagging concerns for the sector at a time where quality educators are in short supply.

2 months

by Freya Lucas

Government confirms plans to improve childcare affordability via CCS changes

The Federal Government has confirmed that it will make a series of changes to the Child Care Subsidy system targeted at improving the affordability of early childhood education and care that are to be announced in next weeks Federal Budget.

3 months

by Jason Roberts

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