• Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2013

    Susan Stephenson     |      August 19, 2013

    Australia is celebrating Children’s Book Week with events in local and school libraries. Children’s writer Susan Stephenson encourages families to get involved with books and book-related activities and help kids love reading.

  • Conference on Productive Ageing report released

    Open Forum     |      August 18, 2013

    Global Access Partner (GAP) and the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR) held a conference on Productive Ageing at NSW Parliament House on 17 May. They have now released their report.

  • Sunday Streets in Sydney

    Daniel Kogoy     |      August 18, 2013

    In recent years 100 cities around the world have started closing off some of their streets on Sundays and opening them up for people to cycle, skate or walk and connect with their community. Daniel Kogoy, Greens Councillor on Leichhardt Council, asks everyone to think big and help bring the event to Sydney.

  • Sleep out for homelessness

    Open Forum     |      August 17, 2013

    On Sunday 31 August Mission Australia held its fund raiser for homeless people and to build awareness of a very real problem in our community: Every night there are 105,000 people in Australia who don’t have a safe place to call home.

  • Host a dinner party and help kids with cancer

    Open Forum     |      August 11, 2013

    Home cooks are invited to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine at Mine campaign. This is a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and ask them to donate what they would have spent eating out to Camp Quality.

  • National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2013

    Kerry Argent     |      August 4, 2013

    Last week was National Literacy and Numeracy Week. Children's books illustrator and author Kerry Argent was this year’s Literacy Ambassador and looks back on a week of reading, drawing with school children and answering a lot of questions.

  • Jeans for Genes day – Erin’s story

    Kate Horvath     |      August 1, 2013

    On Jeans for Genes day everyone is invited to wear jeans to support a good cause – raising funds to fight childhood diseases. Kate Horvath from the Children’s Medical Research Institute tells the story of how the life of a little girl was saved.

  • Developing Millennials into leaders

    Les Pickett     |      July 30, 2013

    The Generation Y, also called the millennial generation, is perceived as being creative and technically savvy. Les Pickett shares the results from a survey into the challenges and opportunities for companies managing younger employees.

  • 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.