A Government backflip means Johnny Zhang can look forward to being reunited with his parents again

A Government backflip means Johnny Zhang can look forward to being reunited with his parents again

Updated May 10, 2018 17:27:11 Photo: Chinese migrant Johnny Zhang loves his Australian life, but wants to be able to look after his parents. (ABC News: Margaret Burin) Migrants to Australia are breathing a sigh of relief after the Turnbull Government announced it will reverse a decision that would have …

Indian girl burnt alive after parents file rape charges

Indian girl burnt alive after parents file rape charges

Posted May 06, 2018 04:54:24 Photo: Anger over constant reports of the rape of women and children in India has reached boiling point. (AP: Altaf Qadri) Indian police have arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women …

Ad falsely linked to kids cartoon network asks parents to drop off children

Ad falsely linked to kids cartoon network asks parents to drop off children

Updated May 02, 2018 12:45:48 Police are investigating possible links between a deceptive online advertisement aimed at children in Adelaide and another recent one in Perth, in which the name ‘Nickelodeon’ was used in an attempt to lure them in. Key points: Ads for children’s events linked to cartoon networks …

Childcare subsidy form wrongly asks parents why their 10-year-olds can’t stay home unsupervised

Childcare subsidy form wrongly asks parents why their 10-year-olds can’t stay home unsupervised

Posted April 18, 2018 18:18:59 The Department of Human Services has been forced to apologise to parents seeking childcare benefits, after it asked them why they were not prepared to leave their 10-year-old children at home alone. It sparked concerns among some parents on social media, including from people in …

Sydney parents charged with allegedly starving daughter, leaving her growth stunted

Sydney parents charged with allegedly starving daughter, leaving her growth stunted

Posted April 11, 2018 08:16:19 A couple have been charged with the alleged neglect of their young daughter, who was found to be severely malnourished and underdeveloped. The 20-month-old girl’s condition was only discovered when she was admitted to Sydney Children’s Hospital after suffering a seizure on March 10. She …

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process

NDIS leaving parents of children with a disability feeling stressed, let down by the process

Updated April 08, 2018 13:01:47 At 85-years-of age, Noel Thompson did not expect to still be on duty, providing around-the-clock care to his adult son Adam — who has an intellectual disability. For the past three decades Noel has received funding to place Adam in respite care when needed, but …

Little boy wakes from coma just as his parents switch off life support

Little boy wakes from coma just as his parents switch off life support

A FAMILY who agreed to switch off their dying son’s life support only for him to stun medical professionals by regaining his strength have compared him to Jesus. With an extremely rare type of lung cancer, Dylan Askin, from Shelton Lock, Derbyshire in the UK was so sick on Good …

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Posted March 31, 2018 08:25:31 Photo: Haitham Jaju and Fatem Shamaan perform at the Parents’ Cafe in Fairfield. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) A vital community hub in Sydney’s south-west that supports Iraqi and Syrian refugees is on the brink of closure with funding due to run out in the next …

‘Swinging’ parents accused of drugging, sexually abusing 8yo child

‘Swinging’ parents accused of drugging, sexually abusing 8yo child

Updated March 30, 2018 16:39:49 Photo: WA Police Taskforce searched six properties in Perth and regional WA on Thursday. (Supplied: WA Police) Western Australian Police have launched a major investigation into the suspected sexual abuse of at least five young children during organised sex activities with groups of adults. The …

The Perth Zoo baby giraffe whose parents did not waste any time getting down to business

The Perth Zoo baby giraffe whose parents did not waste any time getting down to business

Posted March 27, 2018 16:18:01 Video: Giraffe calf goes on display at Perth Zoo (ABC News) A female giraffe calf born at Perth Zoo three weeks ago has made its public debut. The calf is the result of a whirlwind romance between the zoo’s giraffe bull Armani and female Kitoto, …