Australian Families
03/26/2017 at 05:31. Facebook
Don’t get tricked by fake online stores.

If a deal looks too good to be true then it probably is.

Don’t get scammed by a fake online store
Australian Families
03/25/2017 at 06:01. Facebook
If maintaining a healthy lifestyle just feels too hard – these tips from Jamie Oliver might be exactly what you need.

Stuff like cooking food from scratch, eating breakfast and learning about the types of food that you eat are all great ways to make your life that extra bit healthier!

Jamie Oliver
Australian Families
03/24/2017 at 05:44. Facebook
A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for cat – if this all sounds a bit boring to you then the Aussie Legends alphabet chart might be for you!

A is for Adam Goodes, L is for Lee Lin Chin, K is for Kath and Kim! It’s also a great way to teach your kids about the legends that have shaped Australian culture.

One mum designed a kids' alphabet full of Aussie legends
Australian Families
03/23/2017 at 23:51. Facebook
30 April 2017 is an important date for 10,000 Australians with intellectual impairment. They could be eligible for a payment under the BSWAT Payment Scheme if they register by 30 April 2017. Watch the video to find out more! (And show the video to someone you know who could be eligible for the Scheme.)
Australian Families
03/23/2017 at 05:54. Facebook
Conflict is a natural part of life. People often have different ideas about how things should be done or how relationships should work.

However, how we manage our emotions is up to us – no one makes us react in a certain way and it is important to always show respect to the people around you.

Family Relationships Online has great tips on how to manage conflict and help you and your partner...
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Managing Conflict
Australian Families
03/22/2017 at 00:17. Facebook
Spread the word! The BSWAT Payment Scheme will deliver one-off payments to eligible supported employees with intellectual impairment who worked at an Australian Disability Enterprise between 2004 and 2014. To get a payment, people must register by 30 April 2017! Find out more and register online at or call the Scheme hotline on 1800 799 515.
Australian Families
03/21/2017 at 05:48. Facebook
“The Therapeutic Goods Administration is urging people with the EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection syringe auto-injectors to check the batch number and expiry date on either its label of the end of the carton.

Those from batches 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652 and 5FA6653, all expiring in April 2017, should return them to any pharmacy to swap for one from a different batch for free”.

Recall for EpiPens after defect found
The Department of Social Services works to improve the wellbeing of migrants and refugees, and supports a harmonious and diverse society for all Australians. Today the Prime Minister, and the Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Zed Seselja launched the new strategic direction for multicultural policy in Australia.

You can find out about the statement or view...
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Settlement and Multicultural Affairs | Department of Social Services, Australian Government
If you feel uncomfortable being a firm parent you are not alone.

However, consistent parenting is integral to a child's behavioural development.

Parenting Ideas has great behaviour management techniques, including controlling your own emotions in situations that could be contentious - in this parenting guide ‘Manage your kids like a cat’.

Do you struggle with being a firm parent? - Parenting Ideas
Eating poorly isn’t just bad for your health – it also damages the environment.

“CSIRO research has found that reducing overconsumption of kilojoules and eating whole foods at the levels recommended in the National Dietary Guidelines could cut the greenhouse gas contribution of the average diet by 25 per cent”.

Environmental impact of poor eating
Today is National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence!

This day encourages all kids to stand together against bullying and violence in schools and beyond – because bullying is never okay.

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Have you heard of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII)? It supports Australian businesses to develop innovative solutions to challenges that governments face. BRII received 180 applications and 20 successful applicants have been announced!
Did you know that one third of blood donations help treat people with cancer? And one donation can save three lives?

If you are 16-70 years old, healthy and weigh over 50 kg - you may be eligible to give blood.

It’s easy. Just go online and do a quick quiz to check your eligibility, then book your appointment!

Find out if you are eligible to donate blood | Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Not all children are naturally resilient – but it doesn’t mean they can’t learn how to better cope with stress, rejection and whatever else life throws at them!

Raising resilient children can require a bit of coaching or support from parents. It also helps if as parents and carers, we have a positive attitude towards ourselves.

How do you raise your children to be resilient?

Building resilience in kids - practical tips for parents - Parenting Ideas
How old should a child be before they are allowed to walk to school alone? How far is safe for a child to walk alone?

These questions as well as the law regarding leaving children unattended are discussed in this article from ABC News.

Letting your child walk to school on their own: What does the law say?
Our kidneys play a vital role in keeping us healthy. However, lifestyle and diet can affect the health of our kidneys and bladder.

This week is Kidney Week Australia #KHW17. Find out how you can actively care for your kidneys.

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy: How To Read a Nutrition Label
Did you know that around 10,000 eligible people with intellectual impairment could get a payment of $100 or more through the Australian Government’s BSWAT Payment Scheme? To apply for a payment, people MUST register by 30 April 2017. Visit or call 1800 799 515 to find out more.

BSWAT Payment Scheme
This International Women’s Day #beboldforchange - challenge stereotypes and call out language that excuses disrespect towards girls #stopitatthestart
If you’ve ever had to take antibiotics, then chances are you’ve been told to take probiotics and eat foods such as yoghurt or drink fermented dairy drinks.

This article from SBS Australia tells us what science really says – and whether food or supplements are the best option.

Do probiotics really work?
Curries are a great way to feed a crowd. They are also a wonderful way to get the family eating veggies and legumes.

Take a look at these 20 comforting curries to make at home - by Jamie Oliver

Comforting curries to make at home | Jamie Oliver