Mention "family portraits" at this time of year and you're likely to conjure awkward images of reindeer jumpers. But one artist is giving them a dazzling update, to celebrate different types of families.
Since my two sons were diagnosed with autism, the learning curve for our family has been steep. In a way, it reflects how much society has learned since the days of Rain Man and the 'refrigerator mother' theory.
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.
The Federal Government's plan to make paid parental leave more flexible for parents has been praised by mums and dads who have had to juggle their careers, but others say more could be done.
The private car is the default transport option for many busy Australian families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for the children being ferried and for the environment, write Hulya Gilbert, Andrew Allan, Carolyn Whitzman and Johannes Pieters.
More than 150 children were not accounted for in the nationwide search for the daughter of convicted baby murderer Keli Lane, and according to documents obtained by the ABC, the NSW Office of Public Prosecutions could not rule out the possibility the child could be alive.
For women like Olivia Humphreys, who lost her mother as a teenager, becoming a parent is a complicated — and at times tortured — process. But it's also surrounded by a firm sense of hope.
In 10 short years, Queensland's education system went from bottom of the pile to top of the class, write Julie Sonnemann and Peter Goss. So how did they do it, and what can other states learn from them?
New analysis of students' NAPLAN results reveals Queensland is sitting at the top of the class, ACT needs to work harder and there is no difference between government, independent or Catholic schools. See what's happening in your state.