Australian policies failing vulnerable children, says report

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.

‘You can’t wear make-up and hair, you’re so exposed’: the hairdressers using their trade to change lives

A chance meeting with nuns in a Manila bar led to the founding of a unique humanitarian enterprise that draws professional hairdressers, including international stars of the industry, to the slums of Asia in the hope of drawing thousands out of poverty, writes Freya Petersen.

School kids no longer going unfed thanks to classful of back-to-school mums

Kids who go to school without lunch are no longer going hungry thanks to the contribution of a class of young mums who have gone back to school after having babies.