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

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

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

Why the Nappy Drive is so important

We speak to Sandra Jacobs, founder and chairperson of The Nappy Collective, about their current Nappy Drive campaign that calls on parents to donate unwanted nappies to those who…
9 mins

National Carers Week special: Meeting Mary

We meet Mary who’s 16 years old and along with her mum, cares for her father and younger brother. She’s just one of 300,000 young carers around Australia looking after…
7 mins