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The PM’s Childcare Summit: The cold, hard facts relating to childcare, working women and the Australian economy:

Prime Minister Gillard’s rushed childcare summit last week has put the spotlight back on the issue of affordable, quality care and why – like it or not – childcare is an issue for all.  At my end, I’ve been in contact with …

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Abbott’s nanny plan – can we all just calm down and get clear on the facts?

Ever since Tony Abbott, leader of the Opposition, announced his plan last weekend to consider an extension of the childcare rebate to include in-home carers – or nannies – there’s been a flurry of activity, criticism, misinformation a…

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Q: I was also hoping you might have some advice on how to return to work and put children in care?

Q: I was also hoping you might advise how best to approach what is a bad situation – how do you suggest parents proceed when it comes time to return to work and put their child/ren in care?  I realise there’s no magic bullet but some good advice would help balance the depressing reality!  Thanks, […]

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70,000 mums want to work but can’t access childcare: how is this impacting your business?

News out today says that 70,000 Australian mums are locked out of the workforce solely because they cannot get affordable childcare.  Boy this makes me cranky. And it’s not just because I was up half the night showering and changing Master Almost-3 who’s had a recurring gastro for 3 weeks now.  This issue makes me […]

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In the media: The SheEO on Lateline Business, the economy, childcare reform, women in business PLUS tips for creating your own PR

Last week I asked to participate in a panel discussion on Lateline Business (ABC1) on the current economic climate and the challenges for small business and women in business.  You can view what I had to say here: I’m often asked how I manage to get this sort of media coverage – and I think […]

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“Mother guilt” at work… why I loath this term and why it’s time to do away with it!

It could be just my interpretation, but I loath the term “mother guilt”.  It seems to me that labels like this do nothing to support the self-confidence of mothers – and it’s certainly not a draw card for career-minded women deciding whether and when to embark on parenting. My sentiment was evoked when, speaking at […]

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