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

Tackling 'allergy ignorance' for Food Allergy Week

Would you know what to do if you saw someone having an allergic reaction New research has found that four out of five adults in Australia wouldn't! The CEO of Allergy…
4 mins

Debunking myths and misconceptions about the influenza vaccine

Many of us have the idea that the flu vaccine is something we should probably have, but do you know that many of the common myths surrounding the jab are…
9 mins

What the federal budget means for families

Nicole Lessio, acting Executive Director of The Parenthood talks us through what the 2017 Federal Budget breaks down to, for families. The main points are Paid Parental Leave -
5 mins

Help save Crinkling Newspaper for our kids!

Crinkling Newspaper is hitting its stride, only a year old and schools, kids and parents are loving it But now Crinkling needs our help! Crinkling's editor Saffron Howden talks about…
5 mins

Why parents are fighting for the Home Doctor Service

This federal budget the Home Doctor Service is “under review”. This has made some people nervous, including Acting Executive Director of The Parenthood Nicole Lessio. Nicole says that families…
5 mins

Sarah Hanson-Young on why commercial TV needs to keep Aussie kids' shows

Children are watching their TV shows on streaming services and cable, and commercial TV is struggling to stay viable. So why is Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young calling for commercial TV…
7 mins