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 Australian Early Development Census and Prepping for your second child

Released today, the Australian Early Development Census reveals one in five children starting school are “developmentally vulnerable.” Paediatrician Sharon Goldfeld, from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, explains what that means…
28 mins

Kids' disability rights, Shelley Craft talks books and is Zen motherhood possible?

Is it fair that a young girl with cerebral palsy was asked to leave a Sydney theatre last weekend? Human rights advocate Graeme Innes discusses kids' disability rights TV host …
32 mins

Social media safety fears, rainbow rituals and helicopter parenting

Do you share photos of your kids online? Following this week's Instagram scandal surrounding Roxy Jacenko's daughter, Cyber Safety Solutions’ Susan McLean advises how to navigate social media safely Quest for Life…
30 mins

Kids in detention, BBQ reviews and the new GoJetters TV show

Is Australia breaking international law by sending child asylum seekers back to Nauru? We talk to Claire Hammerton, a campaigner from ChilOut, about the plight of kids in detention…
32 mins

The new changes to Australian childcare explained

If you have a little one or are planning to, the Government's new childcare package will impact you. With all the complicated talk of random "spot" income tests, changing activity…
14 mins

Buying ethically this Christmas

Kids grow up fast and the clothes that fit them a few weeks ago might be a tight squeeze today. It’s easy to pick up new clothes for an affordable…
7 mins