Category: News

Everyday Lifesaver

The Victorian Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, has launched a new app for tablets to help prevent drownings and teach children to swim...

/ 9 November 2015

No Jab No Play

The Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, has announced that the Victorian Government will introduce Legislation into the Parliament so that, as of 1...

/ 28 October 2015

Behind the News Happiness Survey

Behind The News (BTN), an ABC current affairs show for children, has conducted the ‘biggest survey of kid’s mental health in Australian history’. The...

/ 5 October 2015
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Combat Sports Prohibition

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has recommended the prohibition of all forms of combat sport for people under the age of 18. The AMA...

/ 4 September 2015

Learning Potential: Getting Parents Involved

On 21 August 2015, the Australian Government launched the free mobile app Learning Potential. The app, which has had over 112,600 downloads to date,...

/ 21 August 2015
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Office of Children’s eSafety Commissioner

The Australian Government has launched a complaints scheme to support children who experience serious cyberbullying on a social media service. The newly established Office...

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Federal Budget 2015 – 2016

The Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has released the 2015-16 Australian Budget. Recurrent Funding The Budget has indicated that the Australian Government will provide $15.7...

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Victorian Budget 2015 – 2016

The Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, has released the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget, with $2.9 billion allocated over four years to schools. Mr Pallas declared,...

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The Family Guide for Youth Suicide Prevention

Beyondblue has launched a guide with advice for parents and other family members on how to have a conversation with a young person who...