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Ideas@ The Centre 29

Vol. 8 No. 29 (August, 2009)
  • Child Care Reforms Fail Flexibility Test
    Jessica Brown | 04 Sep 2009

    By boosting child-to-staff ratios and lifting the qualifications of staff, a federal government proposal to change child care regulations aims to provide a higher level of care and an educationally-focused curriculum.

  • Folly of Housing Stimulus without New Houses
    Stephen Kirchner | 04 Sep 2009

    The increase in the First Home Owners Grant is a key element of the federal government’s fiscal stimulus. But the June quarter national accounts show little benefit in terms of new housing supply. Dwelling investment fell 5.5% over the quarter, the third consecutive quarterly decline, to be down 11% on the June quarter last year.