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

The impact of medical research on children's lives

Every day children are sadly diagnosed with various medical issues. To ensure these children live happy and healthy lives, medical research is imperative for the treatment of childhood illness and…
13 mins

Insecure work and the Government's Families Package

The Government says it's proposed new families package will help get parents back in to the workforce, but it seems to have a blind spot when it comes to freelancers…
15 mins

ReBOOKS raising funds for refugee literacy programs

ReBOOKS is a new ebook retailer donating all profits to Australian refugee literacy programs. If you'd like to donate to help get the organisation up and running check out the…
11 mins

New laws to protect children online

Social media, games, apps- monitoring and protecting your children online can feel like a mammoth task. The Government has committed to better regulation of online behaviour with a new office for the Children’s…
14 mins

Funding cuts for post natal depression services

In 2008 the States and Territories partnered with the Federal Government to deliver the National Perinatal Depression Initiative, a project that aimed to deliver frontline services to pregnant women across…
8 mins

The Government's Families Package explained

The Government's signature $4.4 billion Families Package aims to give parents more choice and opportunity to work, but is it fair and how is it being paid for? Jo Briskey…
16 mins