• A very bad start to the working day

    Suzie Thoraval     |      July 29, 2013

    Being a working parent is a constant juggle. Suzie Thoraval, a lawyer and mother of two young children, wants to believe that work and family can coexist.

  • Baby sleep – what’s the solution?

    Jodie Benveniste     |      July 29, 2013

    Functioning without a decent amount of sleep is one of the harder parts of having a baby. Jodie Benveniste from Parent Wellbeing says that instead of looking for a foolproof method, new parents should try to find a style of parenting that they are most comfortable with.

  • Letting your children go

    Cherisse Khoury     |      July 23, 2013

    Protecting one’s children from hurt and disappointment is a primal instinct. Cherisse Khoury however advises parents to let them find their own ways of defending themselves.

  • It’s a boy!

    Open Forum     |      July 20, 2013

    To celebrate the birth of the future King, Open Forum has a special Parenting featured forum which includes a wide range of debate surrounding issues on raising children.

  • Why both sides of federal government must recommit to halving homelessness by 2020

    Michael Perusco     |      July 18, 2013

    Behind each statistic about homelessness in Australia is a personal story of isolation and desperation. Michael Perusco, CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW urges all politicians to commit to the target of halving homelessness by 2020.

  • More than a game

    Anne-Maree Thomson     |      July 18, 2013

    Parents use a number of different tools to try to teach their children life lessons. Anne-Maree Thomson shares how Australian Rules Football is helping to instil strong values in her sons.

  • What Murdoch could do instead

    Klaas Woldring     |      July 15, 2013

    Australia should start talking about new systems and a new constitution. Dr Klaas Woldring thinks that Rupert Murdoch with his considerable media influence could help.

  • Bastille Day – not just for the French

    Sharon Stratford     |      July 12, 2013

    On Bastille Day the French remember their revolutionary past. Sharon Stratford, who is running a website for Francophiles, explains why more and more Australians are joining the celebrations.

  • When you’re no longer part of your football family

    Stefan Grun     |      July 4, 2013

    Manly Sea Eagles rugby player Steve Menzies has announced his retirement on Thursday two months before turning 40. Having had the personal experience, Stefan Grun explores what is left once the active sporting career is over.

  • Children in detention: child rights not refugee fight

    Leila Druery     |      July 3, 2013

    The new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has set the issue of asylum seekers high on his political agenda. Leila Druery, a refugee advocate for activist group GetUp!, describes the plight of children in mandatory detention and argues that their rights should come before political considerations.

  • Celebrate NAIDOC week

    Open Forum     |      July 1, 2013

    It’s NAIDOC week from 7 to 14 July. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

  • A Canadian’s Guide to Canada Day

    Laura Ballantyne     |      June 30, 2013

    The national day of Canada is celebrated every year on 1 July. Laura Ballantyne, a Canadian living abroad, provides an overview of all things Canadian – eh to z.