Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham with preschool children at a childcare centre.
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.
There are better ways to boost vaccination rates than excluding kids from child care.
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.
The government claims budget savings will more than offset its additional spending on child care.
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.
Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull government has ‘already had great success in terms of reducing the rate of price growth’.
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?
Young and old share happy moments at a Welsh care facility.
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Healthy, supported children can be a boon to their countries’ economies.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
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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.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
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.
Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality.
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.
Is Trump the baby candidate?
How to make child care more affordable? Trump and Clinton have plans. Our experts offer background and insight.
Why aren’t there as many female tenured professors?
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 speaks to the Detroit Economic Club at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
Trump revisited familiar themes during his economic address in Detroit and offered a few new ones. Two of our economic experts express their takeaways.
After days of waiting, Malcolm Turnbull will form a government.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
What’s on offer on issues that disproportionately affect women? Some minor tweaks that are useful but not change-making.
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.
Was Bill Shorten right about federal government spending on negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions?
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?
Bill Shorten, launching Labor’s childcare policy, inadvertently set off a debate about the major party leaders’ respective feminist credentials.
Talk of 'women's issues', such as childcare, both accepts they are less important than other issues and assumes they have no universal value.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks to startup owners during an event at Engineers Australia in Melbourne.
It seems easier for Malcolm Turnbull to say he is one, or to be one, than apparently it is for Julie Bishop or Michaelia Cash. Turnbull’s direct answer on Monday to a simple question – “would you describe…