A calculator sold nationally at Officeworks and other stores has been recalled over fears it could be unsafe for young children. The Casio electronic calculator model HL-820VA does not comply with mandatory standards for products containing button/coin batteries. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Product Safety Australia said consumers should
Anyone who has had diarrhoea recently is being urged to stay out of the pool to avoid spreading a parasitic illness. NSW Health has urged those who have had diarrhoea not to go swimming for at least two weeks afterwards. The disease, cryptosporidiosis, is caused by a parasite that infects
A spike in gastro cases has lead Queensland health authorities to urge people to stay away from public pools and water parks. More than 823 cases of cryptosporidiosis – a gastrointestinal disease that commonly causes diarrhoea in young children – have been reported in Queensland since the start of 2024.
In fantastic PR for swimwear brands everywhere, an Australian businessman has this week gone viral after penning an impassioned plea to Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate, urging him to consider banning G-string bikinis. “At a local event where our musicians were playing, one young lady in particular was walking on
Australian mums and dads are taking extraordinary steps to ensure their young children escape the worst of what looks to be a bleak financial future. A growing number of worried parents are establishing savings and investment accounts for their kids – some on the day they’re born – to help
An advertisement for a financial product running on social media offers a stark look at the uncertain future facing millions of Australians – some of whom have only just been born. Mutual fund Australian Unity is running promoted posts across Instagram for its long-term investment bond, 10Invest, marketing it specifically
An Australian couple have been charged with murder after their two-year-old daughter died in hospital. Detectives arrested a man, 37, and woman, 38, in the coastal city of Mackay on Wednesday, charging each with once count of murder and responsibility to have a birth registered. Their toddler, Diana Jane Hanbury,
Blue Wiggle Anthony Field says it is reassuring to see emotional development is much more significant in preschool education since he last taught in a classroom. The former teacher’s career and life changed significantly after The Wiggles took off both in Australia and internationally three decades ago. But the emotional