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New Sydney childcare spots to meet demand (Jul 5)

Families battling to find childcare spots in inner-city Sydney will soon see some welcome relief, with four new childcare centres to open their doors by the end of the year. The City of Sydney has announced centres being built in Alexandria, Darlinghurst, Annandale and Green Square will be open by the end of the year, creating 294 new places.

ASIC closes file on ABC Learning collapse (Feb 23)

ASIC, the corporate watchdog, says it has closed its investigations into the collapse after the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions determined there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction flowing from any further criminal charges against company chiefs.

Australian preschoolers take to Indonesian quicker than Japanese or French (Jan 11)

An interim report into the federal government's early learning language app suggests preschoolers are finding it easier to learn Indonesian and Japanese than French. The report found the language learning iPads apps are easy for children to use and that most of the 1764 kids involved in the pilot program were accessing the apps around five times a week.

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