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

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

Australia's first kids' newspaper and parents as role models

Do you switch off the TV when the news comes on to protect your kids? Then you'll be pleased to learn there's a new national newspaper written just for them. Editor…
27 mins

Raising triplets, preventing allergies and kids' rights in the digital age

Imagine breast-feeding three hungry mouths and making three birthday cakes every year. We celebrate Multiple Birth Awareness Week chatting to Ali Mountifield, the chairperson of AMBA, about the challenges…
28 mins