Media releases

Australian children spending more time on screens

Media release — September 2016

A majority of Australian children are spending large amounts of time on screen activities in excess of the recommended 2-hour daily limit for screen entertainment, according to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Boy in front of TV screen

Child care hard to come by

Media release — May 2015

Many Australian parents find it difficult to access child care to meet the needs of their families, according to a facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

School holiday care a family balancing act

Media release — June 2014

The majority of Australian parents are adjusting their schedules and juggling work arrangements so they can care for children themselves during school holidays, new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.

Many Australian families managing without childcare

Media release — July 2012

Many Australian families are managing their working lives so they don't miss out on time with their children and without using formal child-care services, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

The modern family: Look how we've changed

Media release — July 2010

Australian families have changed significantly over the last thirty years but they remain the basic unit in society for caring for each other and raising children, according to data released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies today.