Have removal rates of Indigenous children increased 400 per cent since 2008? – Fact Check

Have removal rates of Indigenous children increased 400 per cent since 2008? – Fact Check

RMIT ABC Fact Check Posted December 12, 2018 07:00:40 Photo: Former Greens member for the Victorian state seat of Northcote, Lidia Thorpe, says that the rate of removal of Indigenous children has increased 400 per cent over the last decade. (AAP: James Ross) The claim The removal of Indigenous children …

Children less able to long jump than their parents as study highlights hazards of inactivity

Children less able to long jump than their parents as study highlights hazards of inactivity

Posted December 12, 2018 06:44:22 Photo: Skipping rope is one activity kids are not doing as much as they were 30 years ago (file photo). (ABC Darwin: Emilia Terzon) Australian children cannot jump as far as their parents according to new research, and their sporting abilities and participation rates are …

Mysterious paralysing illness hits record number of children in the US

Mysterious paralysing illness hits record number of children in the US

Posted December 11, 2018 18:29:14 Photo: Scientists are unsure what causes the illness, and suspect it may be caused by the EV-D68 virus. (AP: Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC) Related Story: ‘Polio came back’: Fears for hundreds of children after first PNG death in 20 years Related Story: Polio outbreak …

Christmas presents for more than 100 children destroyed by vandals in remote NT community

Christmas presents for more than 100 children destroyed by vandals in remote NT community

Posted December 11, 2018 10:19:10 Photo: Ken Muggeridge says a lot of teddy bears for small children were destroyed. (Supplied: Ken Muggeridge) Ken Muggeridge is hoping a surge of community support can save Christmas for more than 100 young children who had their presents smeared with Nutella, doused in soft …

Sensitive Santa program lets children with autism share the magic of Christmas

Sensitive Santa program lets children with autism share the magic of Christmas

Posted December 10, 2018 14:46:41 Photo: Diego Marraffa enjoys his Santa visit without the noise and stimulation of a shopping centre crowd. (ABC News: Briana Shepherd) Sitting on Santa’s lap to have your photo taken is a long-held Christmas tradition, but for Diego Marraffa waiting in line to see the …