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National Child & Family Hubs Network Revolutionizes Support Services for Australian Families The network brings together expertise from health, early education, NGOs, community organizations, research institutes, universities, philanthropy, and government to strengthen the capacity of the existing 460 Hubs across Australia. The goal is to ensure...

Young Australians increasingly get news from social media, but many don’t understand algorithms, write researchers Tanya Notley, Michael Dezuanni and  Sora Parr. Adults might assume young people are not engaged in current affairs. But our survey reveals most Australian children and teenagers have a significant interest in...

In the world of modern science, Casper and his mom, Daisy, are a pretty big deal. Fourteen-month-old Casper has Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. But thanks to a scientific breakthrough, Casper may outgrow his condition. Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism and affects...

Many schools promote teaching the ‘whole child’, but to do this, education cannot only focus on knowing and doing – it must explicitly embrace being, writes John Quay. When we learn, we are knowing and doing and being - educators work with all three. While that...

An Australian first app which aims to make learning to swim more accessible and affordable for all ages and abilities, has been launched on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The app was created by Rackley Swimming, a company with extensive experience in the swimming industry, operating over 30...

That’s getting a bit wild, kids! Why don’t you play something quieter? How often have you found yourself saying something like this to your children as they’re rolling around on the lounge room floor? asks researcher Emily Freeman? Even if they are smiling and clearly having fun,...

Parents are spending considerable amounts of energy thinking about and mitigating the risks associated with their kids using mobile phones and the internet. The impacts of too much screen time on children’s physical and mental health, development and education are common concerns among parents. New research by...

 That leaves segregation on the table, writes Catherine Smith and Helen Dickinson The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has shared its final report. In this series, we unpack what the commission’s 222 recommendations could mean for a more inclusive...