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The Fifth Estate: Do We Care About Childcare?
In light of Tony Abbott’s newly proposed policy aspiration to extend the childcare rebate to nannies, host Sally Warhaft discusses childcare and family/work life in Australia with Catherine Deveny and Bernard Salt. How do we compare to the rest of the world? Has the new parental leave scheme had an impact? With women as highly skilled and educated as ever, are we doing enough to lure them back to the workforce after children? And what are the assumptions we’re making about the entire paradigm of childcare and parenting?