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Parents of special educational need children not being given enough assistance  Listenfacebook
A concern group has warned that parents of children with special educational needs are not being given enough help, and their own needs are often neglected. The Special Educational Needs Rights Association said while there was a range of public services available to tackle children's emotional and learning requirements, there should be more resources for their parents or caregivers. It says NGOs should be given funding to organise classes, sharing sessions and support groups. Priscilla Ng asked a service officer with the association, Helen Kwok, about the challenges and difficulties that the parents are facing:
Australia hit by drought  Listenfacebook
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, is now entirely in drought. Officials say a dry winter has intensified what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of eastern Australia. The state and federal governments are offering emergency relief funding to those affected. RTHK’s Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, told Annemarie Evans that the situation was the most serious since 1967: