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Australians go to the polls to vote in the federal election on ...Voting is compulsory for all eligible citizens over 18.Voters must be enrolled with the Australian Electoral Commission. Once registered, they must vote to avoid penalties.
The 2019 Australian federal election is just around the corner when we will elect members of the 46th Parliament of Australia. So how do elections determine our next government?
All Australians have the right to participate as active citizens in shaping the society we live in. However, due to past traumatic experiences some new migrants maybe fearful of speaking up in public and do not know how our democratic...
While home ownership has been on the decrease in recent years, it’s still considered to be an integral part of Australian life. Whether you'll buy an established house or build a new one, property experts say both options have their advantages.
If your child enters the youth justice system, it’s important to know what are their rights and where to get help.
No parent wants to receive a call from the police saying their child has been arrested. But if it does happen, it might not be as bad as you think.
When parents are involved in their children's school and education, it has positive effects on their grades, their attendance and their wellbeing in general.
But parents new to Australia might not always know where to start. Rebecca Malek arrived in Australia from South Sudan over ten years ago. She has four children, two in high school and two in primary school. Over the years, she has taken up oppor...
Many of us will take advantage of weekends and school holidays to spend time outdoors, at the beach, in parks and out bush during summer.
While it's a great way to explore our country, there are a few precautions to take to stay safe. The sun is shining and the school holidays are fast approaching. Australia has over ten thousand beaches that you can access for free. While we saw a...
School holidays are a challenge for many parents. However, there are plenty of free activities near you if you know where to look. As for those who cannot afford to take time off work, holiday care programs ranging from traditional vacation...
Since it can be challenging to keep children entertained during school holidays, we asked a mother of four for her best ideas of free activities. What to do with children during the holidays? For mother and family blogger Seana Smith, the first o...
In Australia, one in twenty deaths are caused by alcohol or illicit drugs. Nearly one in five adults drink at risky levels and 16 per cent of the population has tried an illicit drug in the past year.
Driving is an essential skill to surviving in Australia.
The process and time required to obtain a driver’s license varies in each state and territory. Young novice drivers tend to need a longer period to get their license, whereas mature drivers or those with an existing overseas license can often spe...

How to become a carer?

Carers can come from any cultural background, and refugees and people seeking asylum can also work in a caring role.
Being a carer is an important role, but it can be emotionally and physically challenging. Being a carer is an important role, but it can be emotionally and physically challenging. How to get started Carers can be family members like mothers, fath...
Settling in a new country comes with many challenges.
Finding housing, education, employment is stressful and can have an impact on mental health. For people in need, there are ways to get free mental health support in Australia.One in five Australians experience mental illness every year. Ruth Da...