Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
Here's how the government's new childcare plan will change the way families are given assistance with paying for child care.
Will an increase in free nursery hours lead to greater support for publicly-provided childcare?
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?
Labor’s policy does, however, fail to commit to long-term funding for universal access to preschool education.
Labor has unveiled a $3 billion child care policy it will take to the polls on July 2. What has the party proposed and how is it different?
Labor's shadow minister for early education, Kate Ellis, said there has been a massive increase in child care costs under the Coalition government. Is that an accurate reflection of the data?
Australia was a pioneer in gender budget analysis, but in recent years we've fallen behind. We need it back.
Under new legislation, children from low-income families will receive just 12 hours of early learning support a week, adding to the risk of these children falling behind their peers at school.