Feminist childcare fight comes full circle as job-based policy fails children’s needs

In the 1970s, feminists pushed for children’s services that recognised the need for care for children whose mothers had jobs. In 2015, the situation has reversed. Feminists and others concerned about good social policies need to push the rights of children to funded children’s services, regardless of whether the child’s “primary” carer has job-related activities. […]

Childcare funding changes leave disadvantaged children with fewer hours of early education

Hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged Australian children will be worse off from next week following government changes to childcare funding which mean they will receive fewer hours of early education. While the government’s Families Package of A$3.5 billion in new investment is expected to leave most working families better off, the cuts to the hours […]

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