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NFPs To Be in Royal Commission Spotlight

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th November 2012 -  Not for Profits are to be included in the broad scope of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in Australia. The acting Federal Families Minister, Brendan O’Connor says…

NGOs Team Up for Aussie Kids in Disasters

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th November 2012 - 
Children play in a Child Friendly Space operated by Save the Children during Cyclone Yasi. Photo: Save the Children Two of Australia’s largest emergency management NGOs have…

New Victorian Commission for Children

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 - 
A bill has been introduced into the Victorian Parliament for a new children and young people's commissioner.
Key children’s organisations…

Remember the Children – Palliative Care Conference

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd August 2012 -  Children who don’t receive emotional support following the death of a loved one are at greater risk of problems later in life, according to UK palliative care expert Baroness,…

PIAC Wins National Youth Legal Award

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st August 2012 -  The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has won a prestigious 2012 Children’s Law Award for its work around redressing for the unlawful detention of children and…

Stable Housing Important for Kids’ Development – Study

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 25th July 2012 -  New research has found that there are large differences in children's developmental outcomes in Australia, depending on their housing tenure. Using data from Growing Up in…

Work & Family Juggling Finds a Balance – Report

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 -  Many Australian families are juggling their working lives without using formal child-care services, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian

Public Consultation On Child Care and Early Learning

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 19th July 2012 -  The Federal Government is calling for community input into childcare and early learning services in Australia. Minister for Early Childhood and Child Care Kate Ellis says the Government…

National Homeless Figures Remain Unchanged

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th July 2012 -  The new report has found that young people, women and Indigenous Australians were all overrepresented among those receiving homeless services in the December quarter of 2011 –…

More Support Needed for Vulnerable Children – NSW Peak Body

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 12th June 2012 -  The NSW peak body for children’s welfare has called on the Government to ensure the needs of vulnerable children are amongst its top priorities when the state budget is released.…

New Fund Teaches Children the Importance of Giving

Staff Reporter, Friday, 25th May 2012 -  Teaching children the skill of giving is as important as teaching healthy eating habits, maths and literacy, or encouraging their sporting skills, according to the founder of a new…

National Children’s Commissioner a Step Closer

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 -  Legislation to establish a National Children’s Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission has been introduced into the Federal Parliament. Attorney-General…
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