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Nanny Pilot Programme applications now available

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Applications are now open for providers interested in delivering services in the Nanny Pilot Programme, the Australian Department of Social Services announced this week. The Australian Government is funding up to $246 million over two years for the pilot program, providing ...

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Qld: hold children’s hands crossing street

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Parents and kids are encouraged to walk hand in hand as part of a new child pedestrian safety campaign. Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q), launched the campaign after conducting statewide research on ...

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One-stop shop for childhood cancer data: Ley

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Australian families dealing with children’s cancer will get greater support with the launch of the federal government’s one-stop Children’s Cancer website. Developed with the guidance of a group of clinicians, nurses and carers of children affected by cancer, the website aims to provide ...

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Course to help teachers understand autism

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A South Australian Government grant has opened the doors for Flinders University to design a postgraduate course for teachers about instructing children with autism. Dr Susan Close, the SA minister for education and child development, announced the course. It follows ...

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School gardens promote health eating: study

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As parents continue to worry about their children’s diets, recent research indicates there may be a simple solution. A published study from the Australian Catholic University and the University of Texas has found school gardens can give an incentive for kids ...

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