Banking & Investment

Big bank’s $200 baby bonus bribe

To celebrate the bank’s 200th year in business, Westpac is offering a $200 ‘baby bump’ account for all Australian children born in 2017.

Tips for travelling with kids

Are you daunted at the prospect of heading off on a holiday with the grandkids? Well, our tips for travelling with kids may help to make your trip a bit easier – and a whole lot of fun as well!


Ten totally inappropriate playgrounds

We are very lucky to have some top-quality parks and playgrounds throughout Australia, but have you ever seen any quite like these?


Paying your way

Whenever Denise and her daughter go out together, her daughter fails to pay or contribute. How can Denise suggest it would be nice if she offered to split the bill?


Detained children a necessary evil

The Royal Children’s Hospital says sending children back to detention centres is immoral, but the Prime Minister insists the “tough” refugee policy saves lives.


What children eat for breakfast

What do you eat for breakfast? One photographer went around the world to discover what children in other countries are eating for breakfast.


Grandparents feeling the pressure

Boosting employment and delaying retirement among older Australians will guarantee more pressure on grandparents – stretching their time and resources.


Virtual kidnapping of photos

A disturbing new internet trend could have people thinking twice before posting photos of their children and grandchildren online for the world to admire.


Purrfect practice

A new program aimed at helping young readers become more confident reading aloud has been implemented in the animal shelter, Berks County Rescue League in Pennsylvania. n

Kids exploited by reality TV?

On Sunday night a young girl was brought to tears on national television.

Legal & General

How can you provide for those who are vulnerable?

As a parent or grandparent of someone with a physical or mental disability, there are unique considerations that you need to address when planning for their future.

Target misses the mark

A Port Macquarie mum has unwittingly started a Facebook campaign against the ‘trampy’ nature of Target’s children’s clothing range. Ana Amini, a primary school teacher, wrote on Target’s Facebook page “Dear Target, Could you possibly make a range of clothing for girls 7–14 years that doesn’t make them look like tramps… You have lost me as a customer when buying apparel for my daughter as I don’t want her thinking shorts up her backside are the norm or fashionable.”

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