How to spot - and survive - a rip

On average, 21 people drown each year in rip currents on Australian beaches. Here's how to avoid them - and what to do if you do get caught in one.

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Best baby and toddler-friendly resorts in the South Pacific

Uninterrupted time rekindling with your partner in paradise, and special moments bonding with your child: the South Pacific offers it all. Here are the best places to stay with a baby or toddler in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands.

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"Nothing really prepares you for a first baby without your partner there” ... Christina Toon

The military wives who give birth without their partners

Every year there are thousands and thousands of women who are left behind while their partners are deployed overseas in the defence force. Three women explain what happened when they gave birth while their partners were overseas.

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Jackie McKenzie's compassionate consideration application to postpone a family holiday was declined despite her illness.

Sick mum 'belittled' by airline

A mother's bid to postpone a family holiday that clashed with her first stint of radiation treatment was declined because it was "only breast cancer".

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Juliemma Moran with her two kids Harry in Blue and Hugo in Red in their family car in Paddington. Story about children ...

The perils of modern cars: more kids locked in

More children are being accidentally locked in cars outside schools, childcare centres and shops, with the latest figures showing more than 2200 children needed to be freed in the past financial year.

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