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Deirdre Cheers named as National Families Week 2016 Ambassador

May 2016

Deirdre Cheers, CEO Barnardos Australia, has become an Ambassador for National Families Week 2016, Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.

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Meet the Barnardos Mother of the Year 2016

May 2016

Determination, a bit of ‘hard yakka’ and an open heart is all it takes, says the humble Queensland mother. Keelen Mailman is an extraordinary woman.

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Barnardos & ALDI: Helping to Enrich childrens’ lives

February 2016

We all know the importance of a healthy lifestyle for our physical and mental well-being. This is especially true for children, as a good diet, exercise and positive self-image can impact greatly on their school performance, both academically and socially.

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Carers informed first that ACT Together are ready to Step up for our kids

November 2015

Minister for Children and Young People Mick Gentleman today announced at the ACT Carers awards ceremony that children in care will have more straightforward, complete support following the outcome of a major tender under A Step Up for Our Kids.

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Are all the smoke and mirrors around mothering distorting our view of a good mum?

November 2015

While being a mother is not always an easy role, it's one of the most rewarding. However, in an age where we're more connected than ever, are mothers being too critical of themselves and the important roles they play?

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