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

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

New report stresses: early learning is not baby sitting

Early learning in Australia is failing some of our most vulnerable young children. A new report from The Mitchell Institute in Victoria found that a third of the centres assessed…
6 mins

Breastfeeding cafe owner discusses 'free tea' initiative

Caring Sydney cafe owner Natala Bain has decided to welcome breastfeeding mums with open arms... and a free cup of tea (even if they don't intend on buying anything!)  After…
4 mins

Aboriginal parenting, childcare subsidies and GOMA's kid-friendly art

Danielle Hobday, mother of Child Magazine's cover child Tjandamurra, chats about how Aboriginal culture has influenced her parenting style.  Danielle extols the joys of extended families, the benefiits of…
30 mins

Activist grannies, ACMI's Games Lab and how Steiner schools work

If you think grandmas are only good at knitting, cooking and grandkid-sitting, think again! We meet Gaby Judd, the activist granny who founded the Sydney branch of Grandmothers against…
32 mins