How do we raise a generation where disrespect is not tolerated?

Parenting expert Rosina McAlpine shares her advice on what every parent can do to raise happy, healthy and respectful children.

#stopitatthestart #respect

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Are there any young carers in your family? What does their work future look like?

Have your say on the issues they face getting into work through our online discussion forum.

The issues you raise will assist in developing innovative Try, Test and Learn Fund ideas that help young people move from welfare to independence.

Access discussion topics here: [ Dss.gov.au Link ]

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01/17/2017 at 05:37. Facebook
If you lie awake at night listening to your bed partner snore it might be time to do something about it, not just for your sake but for the health of your partner.

Snoring can be an symptom of health problems that may require medical attention – such as obstructive sleep apnoea.

Find out more at [ Sleephealthfoundation.org.au Link ]. And if you or your partner snore regularly it is highly...
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Health Check: is snoring anything to worry about?

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Sunburn doesn’t just occur at the beach or on a picnic – your skin can be gradually damaged by exposure to UV. This can lead to premature ageing, eye damage, sunspots and skin cancer.

Take this SunSmart quiz to see if you’re an incidental tanner and learn how to protect yourself at [ Sunsmart.com.au Link ] #sunsmart

Are you an incidental tanner? - SunSmart

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01/15/2017 at 06:25. Facebook
We’re living longer, healthier lives than ever before. So, to make sure the Age Pension continues to support those who need it, from 1 July this year, the Age Pension qualification age will start to increase.

If you were born on or after 1 July 1952 – these changes affect you. Go to to find out more.
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01/13/2017 at 21:23. Facebook
If it’s hot where you live today, then you might be thinking about taking a swim in the pool to cool down.

Whether it’s your own pool, a friend’s or the local public pool – pool safety and hygiene is important. These #healthyswimming tips from Better Health Channel are a great way to make sure you and the family can keep the pool clean and safe.

Department of Health - Healthy Swimming

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01/13/2017 at 06:16. Facebook
If you want to save money and stop food wastage in your house, check out these great meal apps suggested by The Conversation.

One third of the world’s food is wasted each year – and this has massive consequences for our planet.

If you find yourself visiting the supermarket every day or wasting a lot of food, check out these apps.

Make a fresh start with your fridge in 2017: apps to reduce food waste and save money

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01/12/2017 at 06:45. Facebook
Social media is a good way to stay in touch with family and friends, which is great for our sense of connectedness and wellbeing. But if you feel jealous, let-down or negative during your time on social media, maybe it’s worth taking a step back and thinking about how you use it.

This article from SBS Australia suggests thinking about what impact social media has on our lives for better or...
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How to be a healthy user of social media

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Do you know any young students who are no longer studying and are trying to find full-time work?

Have your say on the issues they face getting into work through our online discussion forum.

The issues you raise will assist in developing innovative Try, Test and Learn Fund ideas that help young people move from welfare to independence.

Access discussion topics here: [ Dss.gov.au Link ]

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Do you find it hard to get your kids to eat breakfast?

It’s important that children have the energy they need to get through a school day so that they can pay attention in class.

Children who don’t eat a proper breakfast are more likely to make bad food choices throughout the day, eat more calories overall and are more likely to be deficient in important vitamins and minerals.

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Breakfast

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2016 was a great year for women’s sport – and we can make 2017 even better.

Let’s support our girls and give them confidence to become future sporting heroes.

#changeourgame #stopitatthestart #respect

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This charming film shows why more women need to take leadership roles in sport now - to provide inspirational role models for the young sports-women of the f...

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According to research, children who stop reading over the long holiday periods are at risk of having their reading skills drop.

Keep your kids reading and learning over the school holidays with this list of the 10 best children’s books of 2016

What’s your child’s favourite book?

Summer reading list: ten best children's books of 2016

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Are you a young parent trying to get into the workforce?

Have your say on the issues you face getting into work through our online discussion forum.

The issues you raise will assist in developing innovative Try, Test and Learn Fund ideas that help young people move from welfare to independence.

Access discussion topics here: [ Dss.gov.au Link ]
If you only just made it to the end of year break without collapsing from stress and exhaustion, you need to start the year with a plan on how to prevent office burn-out!

You’ve probably come back from your holiday feeling relaxed and energised, but making this feeling last past the first two weeks and keeping your lifestyle sustainable can help you have a healthier and happier new...
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4 Ways to Mindfully Prevent Office Burnout - Mindful

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What’s your New Year’s resolution?

January is a time to reflect on how we can better ourselves. Giving is a great way to help those in need and according to the Giving Australia 2016 research, 14.9 billion Australians gave a total $12.5 billion to charities and non-profit orgs over 2015-16!

Make the upcoming year the one to give generously.

Research projects | Community Business Partnership

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If you’re planning on spending time around the pool, beach, river or any other water source this summer, it’s important to think about water safety.

Education, swimming lessons and supervision are good ways to keep your children safe from drowning.

Find out more about what you need to do and how to keep children safe around water here -

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Water safety for children

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While you and your family are trying to keep cool this summer, don’t forget that your pets may also require some extra care.

Help your pets avoid heatstroke with these tips from RSPCA.

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How do you keep your pets cool in summer?

What can I do in hot weather to prevent heatstroke in my pet? - RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

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Happy New Year from Australian Families!

If your New Year’s Resolution is health-related, read this article from The Conversation for inspiration.

It includes seven essential tips for quitting sugar (or at least cutting back).

Seven essential tips to breaking up with sugar

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During the holiday period time we can often be tempted by the large amount of food and drink on offer. While it’s nice to indulge a little and spend time with our family – it’s never a more important time to think about what impact our behaviours are having on our children – particularly the impact of consuming alcohol in front of them, and how it can impact their behaviours later in life.
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Watching me, watching you. Is your drinking influencing your kids?

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If you’re cooking for family and friends these holidays, make sure you handle and cook food safely, or your nice meal could end up accidentally giving your guests food poisoning.

Food poisoning is particularly dangerous for pregnant women and older people – these groups should be cautious of risky foods such as meat dishes, dairy products, egg dishes, small goods, seafood, cooked rice and...
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