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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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

Toymaker VTech hack exposes over six million kids’ accounts worldwide

In frightening news, a cyber-attack on toy company VTech has seen hackers steal personal data from over six million children’s profile accounts globally. The hack on their Learning Lounge and…
10 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

Why the No Jab No Pay vaccination laws aren’t a silver bullet

The Government’s controversial ‘No Jab No Pay’ vaccination legislation passed in the Senate this week, meaning families who don’t vax will miss out on family benefits from next year. We…
10 mins

Government's childcare package more chaotic for freelancers

One of Australia's largest childcare providers, Goodstart, has just released a survey showing how the Coalition's new Childcare Package activity tests will affect families who regularly need to change…
9 mins

How Oxytocin can help children with autism

New research from Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Centre has found that oxytocin – some times called the ‘love hormone’ – can improve autistic children’s social interactions. We speak with…
15 mins