Current News & Affairs

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

We decipher the latest in news, events and politics 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

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

The darker side of the "mumpreneur" phenomenon

The word “mumpreneur” has the successful glow of partnering a brilliant business idea with a happy, balanced family life. But Dr Meraiah Foley found the truth isn’t quite so rosy…
9 mins

What does the budget mean for parents?

You could be forgiven for thinking we’ve been ignored. The Jobs for Families Childcare Package has been put on hold until July 2018. Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood…
11 mins

Why mums in prison need our support

There's a reason some parents are separated from their children. But Linda Fisk from Seeds of Affinity, in South Australia, says that women in prison need to spend more time with their…
11 mins

The day I met the Prime Minister of Australia

Diya Mehta and Madeleine Murphy aren't able to vote yet, they're 14 and 15, but they went to Canberra to ask some serious political heavyweights about the issues that…
11 mins