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‘No jab, no pay says government’: thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

Government’s policy sees 5,700 immunise children and another 148,000 update vaccinations to avoid cuts of up to $15,000 a year Thousands of children have been vaccinated for the first time or had their immunisations updated to avoid having family welfare payments withheld. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted […]

July 31st, 2016
Topic: CHILDREN, FITNESS HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, IMMUNITY VACCINATION, MEDICAL, PENSIONS BENEFITS WELFARE Tags: , ,

A Brief History of Rural Community Children Sent Through the Mail

In the early days of the parcel post, some parents took advantage of the mail in unexpected ways One of the most overlooked, yet most significant innovations of the early 20th century might be the Post Office’s decision to start shipping large parcels and packages through the mail. While private delivery companies flourished during the […]

June 14th, 2016
Topic: CHILDREN, POSTAL SERVICES COURIERS, STRANGE WIERD ODD Tags: , , , ,

14 free pools to try in Australia this summer

Fun in the sun: Free water entertainment for the family by state. Photo: Getty www.h2o-water.com  <<<MORE STUFF ON WATER HERE Finding a way to keep the kids happy, active and cool in the summer holidays can sometimes be a challenge, especially when on a budget. But there is a way! In Australia we’re lucky to have […]

January 1st, 2016
Topic: CHILDREN, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , , , ,

Farm life nothing to sneeze at as children escape allergy sniffle

Scientists have uncovered why children who live on farms are protected from allergies. Photo: James Alcock Children who grow up on farms have fewer allergies than city youngsters and scientists think they know why. Researchers have shown that mice exposed to dust-laden farm air are protected against allergic reactions to dust mites, the most common cause of allergies in people. Scientists […]

September 6th, 2015
Topic: ALLERGIES, ANIMALS & STOCK, CHILDREN Tags: , , ,

YOUNG 6 YEAR OLD GIRL GETS KILLED BY FLYING KANGAROO WEST OF BRISBANE

A six-year-old girl has died in hospital after a kangaroo smashed through the windscreen of a car west of Brisbane. The kangaroo was hit by the car, smashing through the front windscreen before exiting through the rear windscreen. The six-year-old girl was sitting in the back seat with her sibling, as her family travelled west […]

October 28th, 2013
Topic: CHILDREN, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, Kangaroos Tags: , , , ,

QLD GOVERNMENT CUTBACKS WILL HURT PEOPLE IN THE BUSH MOST OF ALL

IF YOU read just some of the recent coverage of the Health Minister Lawrence Springborg’s funding cuts to Family Planning Queensland (FPQ), you will see lots of misinformation about what sexual and reproductive health services are all about. FPQ – which has just lost $750,000 of its funding (15 per cent of its operating budget) […]

July 5th, 2012
Topic: CHILDREN, FAMILY FRIENDS SOCIAL, GOVERNMENT Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

IS IT THE COW OR THE KID THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTED??

WA minister ‘putting cows before kids’ June 20, 2011 – 12:37PM Human rights lawyers say a senior WA minister is more concerned about cattle subjected to a live export ban than the welfare of a 16-year-old Indonesian boy who has been held in Hakea prison alongside convicted adult male sex offenders. The claim comes as […]

June 20th, 2011
Topic: Cattle, CHILDREN, REFUGEES DETAINEES Tags: , , , , ,