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

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

Keeping kids safe and is your child walking right?

Is all the media coverage of the Royal Commission into institutional child abuse a good thing? We talk to Penelope McEncroe from Child Wise about what parents can be aware…
25 mins

Strong female role models and boosting gender equality in the workplace

We celebrate International Women’s Day with author/social researcher Rebecca Huntley’s pick of strong female role models. From Cathy Freeman and Cate Blanchett to Frida Kahlo and jazz legend Ella…
26 mins