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Young people taking risks in the drivers seat

Media release — April 2010

A new report has found young Australians in their mid-twenties are involved in risky driving behaviour including speeding; drink driving; not wearing a seatbelt; being under the influence of an illegal drug and using a mobile phone while driving.

Family "not the enemy" of teenagers

Media release — March 2010

Parents are not the natural enemies of teenagers and shouldn’t be seen as irrelevant or the cause of all the problems their adolescents face, according to a discussion paper published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms finds mixed results

Media release — January 2010

The most comprehensive evaluation of Australia's family law system - drawing on the experience of 28,000 Australians - has found that overall the recent reforms are working well for the majority of children and their parents.

Therapy online: In cyberspace no-one can see you cry

Media release — October 2009

Online therapy sessions could deliver help to thousands of Australians including women seeking help with domestic violence and country people whose self-reliance, heavy work schedule and geographic isolation rule out seeing a therapist face-to-face.

Doing it tough: Carers in rural Australia

Media release — October 2009

A groundbreaking study of carers in regional and remote Australia has revealed that those living in drought-affected areas are less likely to be employed full-time.

Child Protection: Can we do better?

Media release — September 2009

How can Australian statutory child protection services work better to prevent child abuse and neglect? What are the lessons from the ongoing Northern Territory intervention for policy and practice?

Farmers feeling the fall-out from the big dry

Media release — July 2009

The continuing drought throughout much of southeast Australia and parts of central Australia is having a significant impact on the mental health of farmers and those out of work.

The long lasting financial impacts of divorce for women

Media release — July 2009

A new, long lens study of the financial impact of divorce on women and men has found that five years later, divorced women are still significantly worse off than both divorced men, and women who never divorced.


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