New fathers will get two weeks government funded parental leave from the 1st of January 2013. While this new payment is being called a “step in the right direction” towards fathers being given adequate financial support to bond with their newborns, some experts feel that there is a long way to go. Nina Young reports.
A genetic tests that helps identify the risk of autism in children as young as six months old has been developed. Currently the test only has a 70 per cent accuracy rate, but it has opened the way for more research and discussion on the topic. Emma Rennie investigates.
There has been a growing demand for breast milk sharing. Australians have taken matters into their own hands by sourcing milk via social networking sites like Facebook. Tawar Razaghi reports.