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

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

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