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Case study: Australia

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May 17, 2011

Research and analysis

The giant in the playground: investigating the reach and implications of the corporatisation of child care provision.
Press, Frances & Woodrow, Christine. (2009). Sydney University Press.

The corpratization of Australian childcare: Towards an ethical audit and research agenda
Sumsion, Jennifer
Journal of early Childhood Research. 2006, 4(2), 99-120.

ABC Learning Centres: A case study of Australia's largest child care corporation.
Rush, emma & Downie, Christian
Source: The Australian Institute

A town hall meeting on child care: Framing the BC action plan
Includes a lecture by Lynne Wannan about the Australian experience with for-profit child care.
Source: Working TV, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. & the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, October 7, 2005.
Video and audio clips available for download.

Australia: Child care and state-centered feminism in a liberal welfare regime
D. Brennen
SOURCE: In S. Michel & R. Mahon (Eds.) Child care policy at the crossroads: 95-112. New York: Routledge. 2002.
In print: CIRC ID# 16291

Child care in Australia: The rights of children and child care workers
B. Nyland
SOURCE: Development, 44 (2): 81-85.
In print: CIRC ID# 17238

The market rules...OK?
D. Brennen
SOURCE: In The politics of Australian child care: Philanthropy to feminism and beyond: 205-227. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1998.
In print: CIRC ID# 12589

Millions milked in child care industry
J. Kirby
SOURCE: Business Resources Whitepapers, November 13, 2003.

News articles

Australia - Childcare reformed in wake of ABC collapse
Penn, Helen
SOURCE: Nursery World. 2010

Child care chains damned - by insiders
Horin, Adele
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, 2006

Beware of corporate day cares: analyst
CBC News, October 13, 2005.

Families 'saddled' with child care debt
SOURCE: Courier-Mail, October 7, 2005.

Loan scheme on offer for child care
S. Peatling
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, July 6, 2005.

Dressed to oppress
J. Hildebrandl
SOURCE: Daily Telegraph, June 30, 2005.

Child care fees soar - if you can find it
S. Peatling
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, June 30, 2005.

Yes, ex-minister, you're hired
A. Fraser
SOURCE: The Australian, March 17, 2005.

New ABC child care centre probed
J. Dowling
SOURCE: The Age, March 13, 2005.

Canadian mines ‘big-box' daycare
L. Monsebraaten
SOURCE: Toronto Star, February 5, 2005.

Child care centres big business in 2004
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, January 1, 2005.

Corportised child care to face scrutiny
J.Dowling and W. Birnbauer
SOURCE: The Age, December 5, 2004.

ABC child care empire looks to grow
SOURCE: The Age, September 13, 2004.

Cost of child care has far outstripped inflation, say unions
L. Martin
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, September 7, 2004.

Rising fees shut 23,000 out of child care
A. Horin
SOURCE: Daily Telegraph, May 7, 2004.

A woman's place is in the struggle: The business of child care
S. Stephen
SOURCE: Green Left Weekly, December 3, 2003.

Millions milked in child care industry
J. Kirby
SOURCE: The Age, November 17, 2003.

Making profits out of preschoolers
A. Summers
SOURCE: Sydney Morning Herald, November 11, 2002.

The selling out of children's services
E. Jokovich
SOURCE: The Rattler, Summer 2002.

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