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Recent coverage

The Australian Fathering Awards 2023 in the media

Australian Father of the Year 2023 Hamish Blake features on a special episode of Play school

Goulburn fathers join their children at local school to support father engagement

Over 70 families, 80 pizzas and a whole lot of paper planes is what delighted attendees of the first “Paper Planes and Pizza” event. 

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Queanbeyan SaCC Finger Painting with The Fathering Project

Dads and kids showed off their finger painting skills. Spending time together, bonding with their kids and other dads. 

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A night of games, smiles and reconnecting the school community

Moreton Bay College welcomed over 300 dads and kids to their The Fathering Project event to play bingo and paper planes. 

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Ben’s Bounty for the Beard

Ben D is on a mission. He’s giving his wild and woolly beard the shave, but before he does, a bounty needs to be collected. The bigger the bounty, the better! Support Ben today. 

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Read how Lavington East Public School has used The Fathering Project Program to bring dads into their school community

A primary school on the southern border is taking a hands-on approach to re-engage fathers in their students’ schooling life.

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The Fathering Project Easter raffle is here. Spoil yourself this Easter. 

Hop in and purchase your ticket and go in the draw to WIN a $500 Visa gift card. Tickets start from as little as $10. The winner will be drawn 5th May. Get your ticket here. 

The Fathering Project receives new funding to improve child health outcomes by supporting Dads

The Australian Government has announced today that $4million will be dedicated towards national delivery of evidence-based programs to improve the effectiveness and confidence of fathers.

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International Men’s Day: Practical advice for raising young boys

The Fathering Project’s Sean Johns speaks with Ally Barnes from Hope 103.2 about the role of a father in raising boys. 

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Pizza Vino Owner Hosts Father-And-Kids Pizza Making Zoom Session 

News item about a dads and kids pizza zoom making night at Nana Glen Public School, hosted by Pizza Vino owner, Adam.  

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Science is bringing the role of dads into focus, it matters.  

Newsstory written by Liam Mannix featured in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, highlighting the important role of a father in a child’s life and the developmental impact. 

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Close to a break down, John finds solace in a fathers group  

A piece written by Evelyn Lewellyn featured in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Sunday Life, detailing the benefits John found by participating in The Fathering Project dads group.  

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Connecting Dads to Fatherhood  

The Fathering Project’s CEO Káti Gapaillard is interviewed by SBS to discuss our National impact, the launch of the Community Fathering Program in the Illawarra and the 10 year vision. 

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It is not an easy balancing act but fathers are increasingly playing a major & vital part in their kids’ lives 

Story for Father’s Day by Belle Taylor for The West Australian about the important and unique role fathers have in a child’s life.  

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From teenage parents to grandads, new program aims to help support Illawarra Fathers 

The Illawarra Mercury: Fathering Project launches the Community Fathering Program in the Illawarra. 

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 The Fathering Project’s Armadale Community Fathering Program 
 
David Walker from The Fathering Project speaks with Mark Gibson on 6PR radio about the Community Fathering Program in Armadale. 

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Fathers Program comes to Eaglehawk Public School  

Article written by Jonathon Macgrath featured in the Bendigo Times detailing the success of a dad and kids event held at Eagle Hawk Primary School with over 80 kids and 65 dads and father figures attending.  

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Is there unrealistic pressure on dads to be both at work and at home? 

Rodney Eade from The Fathering Project, spoke with The ABC on The Conversation Hour about the changing role of dads in society and the important role they play. 

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Connecting Dads with Fatherhood  

“The Fathering Project has launched a 10 year vision to connect to more than four million children and more than four million dads respectively. Káti Gapaillard, CEO of The Fathering Project spoke with Marcus Megalokonomos from SBS.  

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