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Grandparents looking after the kids

Posted by: 2UE | 22 October, 2012 - 3:50 PM
Childcare costs hindering women and their return to work

It's revealed a growing number of families are turning to grandparent for childcare. New figures show parents are saving $88-million a year in fees, with 10% of people over 65 caring for their grandchildren.

Ian Day from the Council of Ageing tells the Two Murrays that number is doubled around Sydney suburbs.

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Mid-year budget cuts baby bonus

Families are struggling to make ends meet with the weekly budget

It's hoped a reduction to the baby bonus and changes to private health insurance will help the Gillard Government achieve its budget surplus. Paul Murray on the details with 2UE's Michael Pachi in Canberra.

WWII Japanese invasion myth?

Historian says Japanese invasion during World War II is a myth?

Kokoda veterans are outraged by claims the planned Japanese invasion of Australia during World War II is a myth. Jason Morrison on claims Japanese records show they never intended to come to Darwin.

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