The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Here's how the government's new childcare plan will change the way families are given assistance with paying for child care.
Changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act unveiled this week look set for defeat in the Senate. But the issue will continue to breathe life.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
By far the most significant projected savings in the government's omnibus bill is the phasing out of end-of-year supplements for family tax benefit recipients.
The education minister says that under Labor there were child care price spikes of up to 14% over a 12 month period, but under the Coalition those have fallen to "around 6% on average". Is that right?
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Breastfeeding is a cultural taboo in the UK, and the prevalence of bottles in children's books doesn't help.
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
How to make child care more affordable? Trump and Clinton have plans. Our experts offer background and insight.
Many research universities have adopted 'family-friendly' tenure rules to help women balance family and career. However, men, not women, seem to benefit from having the extra time.
Trump revisited familiar themes during his economic address in Detroit and offered a few new ones. Two of our economic experts express their takeaways.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
By continuing to see policies that affect women in economic rather than social terms, both major parties are offering little in the way of improved gender equity.
England may end up with one of the most complex and unfair systems in Europe.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said that Australia spends more at a Commonwealth level on negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts than it does on child care or higher education. Is he right?
Talk of 'women's issues', such as childcare, both accepts they are less important than other issues and assumes they have no universal value.