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

Wearing jeans today? You could help cure cancer

1 in 20 children are born with birth defects or genetic diseases Jeans for Genes Day is celebrating 24 years of raising awareness and funds for children with birth defects and…
6 mins

Latest HILDA survey shows Australian families struggle with childcare costs, mortgages and poverty

If you have trouble making ends meet every month, the latest Melbourne University’s HILDA (Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey) snapshot explains why. The survey follows the lives of over 17,000…
6 mins

Why Red Nose Day is changing focus, and is more needed than ever before

Traditionally, Red Nose Day jas been about raising awareness about unexplained sudden infant cot deaths This year the charity is focussing on still birth as part of their mission to…
6 mins

Australia's early education sector is improving, but we're trailing behind other OECD countries

CEO of Early Childhood Australia Samantha Page joins us to explain the latest statistics, and how a lack of quality pre-school education can impact our children into adolesence To read…
9 mins

What Gonski 2.0 means for the future of our education system

In the early hours of this morning the senate passed a reformed Gonski package, dubbed "Gonski 2.0" set to boost funding to our education system Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham
7 mins

Carly's Law and what it means for your child's safety online

The Children's eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant joins Kinderling Conversation to explain Carly's Law; New federal legislation that gives the police more powers when it comes to monitoring the people…
5 mins