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Fixing the foundations

The most recent United Nations data continues to show that the four main Nordic European nations – Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland – have much lower levels of poverty, far less inequality, and much greater wellbeing, among children than do ...

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NT child protection overhauls

There are at least 1000 children at risk of harm in the Northern Territory who have received no support from the government, a new report has said. Within hours of the report’s release in Darwin on Monday, both the NT ...

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Early diagnosis of problems is key: research

Children with special health care needs in early childhood may be more prone to social and learning difficulties in their first years of school, new research has found. Children with chronic physical, developmental, behavioural or emotional conditions requiring health and ...

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Getting it right early

A slide in the nation’s commitment to improving early childhood education would significantly damage Australia’s economy, a leading advocacy group for children has warned. Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is urging the major parties to outline their policies on the issue ...

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Computer games good for kids: parents

Three-quarters of Australian parents believe video games have a positive effect on their children, claims a new survey commissioned by video game makers THQ. However, half of parents are divided on whether video games are a true social experience for ...

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All Australian kids dream big

Children living in disadvantage are unaware of the harsh realities awaiting them, with a new poll showing all students share the same ambitions and dreams. A thousand primary school students aged five to seven, from low and high socio-economic communities, ...

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Early development data released

Parents will now have access to data that details how young children in their community are faring in key developmental areas. The Australian Early Development Index, released by the government on Tuesday, will also allow national comparisons to be made. ...

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