PM weighs in on fresh push for free or cheap childcare

19 June

Families could end up paying just $10 a day for three days a week of high-quality early childhood education as momentum builds to reform the troubled system. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development...[Read More]

Online predator warning as kids plug in Christmas gifts

13 December

Families are being warned to be mindful of keeping children safe from predators on gaming and other smart devices over Christmas. Reports of online child exploitation incidents spike after holiday periods as young people spend longer on their...[Read More]

Australian students out-performing international peers

6 December

Australian students are performing better than their average overseas peers, but those from disadvantaged backgrounds are about five years behind in their schooling. Education performance in Australia is above average in maths, science and literacy,...[Read More]

Childcare subsidy boost could worsen staff shortages

12 July

Families battling the cost of living are hoping for a break when the federal government’s childcare rebate boost kicks in. From Monday, families earning less than $530,000 with one or more children under five will receive childcare subsidies of up...[Read More]

One-shot virus vaccine hope to protect preterm babies

12 July

Researchers hope the successful trial of a one-shot vaccine will reduce hospitalisation rates for premature babies at risk of complications from a common respiratory virus. More than 43,000 cases of respiratory syncytial virus have been recorded...[Read More]

Helping teenage kids with independent living at home

20 April

As time passes, helping your teenage kids with independent living becomes more and more important. To help them with the transition, you can encourage them to live more independently at home. We show you how with some tips on giving them more...[Read More]

How parents can prepare for the cost of education in Australia

30 March

Education is a vital investment in your child’s future, but it can also be a significant financial burden for those who are unprepared. One study shows that although a large majority of Australian parents believe that education plays a significant...[Read More]

8 Things Good Parents Do for Their Children

2 March

People know the importance of good parenting, but what makes model parents? What do they do for their children that shows they are good parents? Here, we unlock the mystery of good parenting with a list of 8 things good parents do for their...[Read More]

New parents set to benefit from paid leave expansion

8 March

The path has been laid for new parents to access more flexible and generous paid parental leave with the changes passing federal parliament. The new laws combine two existing payments into a shared 20-week scheme, expand access and make it easier...[Read More]

Why is it important to discuss inheritance planning with your family

4 February

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]