Current News & Affairs

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

Being a parent or carer is a full-time job. We take the stress out of keeping on top of the latest news and cover everything that parents need to know.

From breaking news, law changes, new research and politics, we deep dive into the things the country is talking about so you know what's happening and how it will affect your family.

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Catch up on the latest Current News & Affairs segments

Choice launches button battery safety campaign

They are small, shiny and have a devastating effect on a small body if swallowed. Choice Australia and The Parenthood are lobbying the government to introduce stricter safety controls on the sale of button…
10 mins

Is the promise of IVF being oversold to older women?

The drive to have a baby is a deeply personal and intense experience. Many women are turning to IVF to fulfill that dream, but they're not told the reality about…
12 mins

Crinkling: current affairs curated for kids

Crinkling News is the only national newspaper for young Australians, covering current affairs in a child-friendly way Today, editor Saffron Howden talks us through some of the topics in Crinkling's…
9 mins

What parents want from childcare this election

John Cherry is a Goodstart Learning Advocacy Manager. Goodstart surveyed over 3,500 parents about how they use and need childcare in their family. Hear what parents want from the Government's…
5 mins

Gayby Baby makers launch school toolkit for all families

Families come in all shapes and sizes and reflecting this diversity in classroom learning materials is important for students' well-being and development.  Charlotte Mars, producer of the documentary Gayby
13 mins

Crinkling: explaining the election to kids

Saffron Howden, the editor of Crinkling, the only national newspaper for young Australians, discusses covering the election when your readers aren’t old enough to vote Saffron talks us…
12 mins