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

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

Even Education Minister Simon Birmingham thinks early educators should be paid more

Listen back as Simon Birmingham, the Federal Minister for Education, gives insight into his experiences with childcare in his family, and whether or not they should receive more money…
3 mins

What does a politician have to say about vaccinations, herd immunity, and day care

With vaccination a hot button topic, Federal Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham, dropped by to chat about his experiences with daycare, and vaccinations with his own children.
6 mins