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Families doing it tough relied on early access to superannuation to make ends meet

Media release — September 2021

Of the 3.5 million people1 who accessed superannuation through the Federal Government's early release program last year, most reported using the money as the scheme had intended – to assist their family with the financial impacts of COVID – according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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One-fifth of Australian women say COVID-19 impacted their plans of having children.

Media release — July 2021

New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows one in five Australian women changed their plans of having children because of COVID-19, and one in seven women indicated that COVID-19 likely impacted on when they would have children, with the majority of this cohort (92%) choosing to delay having children.

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