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Where are you shopping this week?

"Over the course of several years, my children accumulated a surprising amount of collectible junk. Much of it plastic, and much of it handed over for free by big companies. Some of it was hugely loved for a time, but my children did not protest, not once, as every single piece of it made its way into the bags and out the door."

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2017 - What a year!

2017 - What a year!

It's almost a wrap on 2017. Our Executive Director Jo Briskey takes a look back at some major campaigns we ran for parents and families during 2017 and flags where we'll head in 2018. Click the image below.

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What YES means for my family

What YES means for my family

Adele met the love of her life, Monique 20 years ago. They have two children, Baeleigh and Caden and like all parents, all they want is the very best for their kids and their family. Adele comments on the challenges she and Monique have had raising young kids in a society that hasn't yet recognised her and Monique's relationship as equal. This is Adele's story. This is why marriage equality is so important. Pledge your support for marriage equality here today

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Phonics test - what's it all about?

Phonics test - what's it all about?

Parents have heard that Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to introduce mandatory, standardised phonics tests for kids in year one. What does it all mean, I hear you ask!

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Let's talk about flex, baby!

Let's talk about flex, baby!

Wednesday the 21st of June is Australia’s inaugural Flexible Working Day.

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Fidget Spinners - a deadly distraction?

Fidget Spinners - a deadly distraction?

When I was at school it was all about elastics and then ‘jump rope for heart’.

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Parents and kids need support

Parents and kids need support

In the Advertiser this week, Business SA attested that SMEs would be overburdened should domestic violence leave become a new employee requirement.

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No cuts!

No cuts!

In yesterday’s Advertiser, Senator Birmingham extolled the virtues of his childcare reform. I agree that is desperately needed.

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Let our kids be kids!

Let our kids be kids!

I’m sure you heard yesterday that Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to introduce mandatory phonics, literacy and numeracy standard tests for children in year one. Tests. For 6 year olds.
 
If you’re like me, you probably thought, “enough already - let our kids be kids.”

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Let live: wildlife in the home

Let live: wildlife in the home

Following recent media stories about kids accidentally coming in contact with household poisons, Merrilyn Serong a Biologist and Mother, tells us the tales of bugs that in our homes and why it's better - for us and them - that we let them live. 

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