Current News & Affairs

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Looking for great interviews about news and current affairs that relate to family life?

You'll find it all in the Feed Play Love podcast.

Join host Shevonne Hunt as she explores 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

Welcoming refugee and migrant children through art

'Welcome to Australia' is a fantastic new initiative, started by the ABC’s kids current affairs show, Behind the News. Children across the country are creating beautiful pictures to be…
5 mins

Celebrating Roald Dahl’s magical children’s writing

Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday would have been Tuesday September 13, 2016, so Amelia Lush from Better Read Than Dead shares her four favourite stories and explains why Dahl continues…
8 mins

Avoiding unhelpful over-the-counter medications for kids

Dr Anthea Rhodes says we need to be more careful with the drugs we give our kids. She's the director of The Australian Child Health Poll from the Royal Children’s Hospital…
8 mins

Can Australia reduce still birth rates?

Six babies are born dead every day in Australia, a third of which can be prevented. ABC investigative journalist Hagar Cohen researched how this figure can be reduced and spoke…
15 mins

Crinkling news: Nauru, unschooling and medieval hidden shoes

Saffron Howden is the editor of Crinkling, the only national newspaper written for young Australians in a child-friendly way. She brings us their latest stories from what’s happening in Nauru to…
13 mins

What does the bungled Census mean for our kids?

People were already worried about privacy before the Census website crashed on Tuesday night, but how many people will now avoid it, and what impact does inaccurate data have on our…
10 mins