Tennis is emerging as the dominant sport and social event in some tiny towns as small communities battle to maintain social networks.
Posted in Australian Feed Postings, Children, Clubs and Associations, Community Development, Family and Children, Regional, Regional Development, Rural, Social Capital, Sport, Tennis
The face of homelessness is changing, with domestic violence and poverty driving single mums — and sometimes entire families — to desperation, writes Jane Holmes. But is homelessness a reason to take a person's kids away from them?
If you see children performing at concerts you will probably also see a pack of proud parents capturing the moment on their smartphones, and they are probably all breaking the law.
Eve van Grafhorst was almost three when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Then she was banned from childcare, and eventually her family was hounded to New Zealand where they started a new life.
The Boy Scouts of America are welcoming girls into the fold, and now the Girl Scouts are suing.
The Children's Report says the Australian government is failing to develop policies and programs that adequately support children – particularly the country's most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Posted in Australian Feed Postings, Children, Community and Society, Disabilities, Education, Education Industry, Government and Politics, Human Interest, Human Rights, Immigration, Indigenous Policy, Law, Crime and Justice, Poverty, Schools
'Be You' aims to help teachers and parents identify emerging mental health problems in students and offer tips on building resilience from an early age.
Posted in Anxiety, Australian Feed Postings, Children, Community and Society, Depression, Diseases and Disorders, Family and Children, Government and Politics, Health, Immigration, Mental Health, Refugees
Bee corpses are piling up in backyards in the town of Peterborough, prompting dark suspicions from locals and theories from academics. But no one knows what is causing the deaths.
Posted in Animal Welfare, Animals, Australian Feed Postings, Biological Diversity, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Children, Environmental Impact, Environmental Management, Family, Gardening, Gardens, Invertebrates - Insects and Arachnids, Pests, Diseases and Control Methods, Weeds - Horticulture
Ditching skirts and dresses to promote physical activity in the playground
A 17-year-old boy is charged after a 12-year-old girl was attacked with a box cutter while walking to school in Logan in Brisbane's south yesterday morning.