Media releases

Young People and Sexual Assault: What Schools Can Do

Media release — December 2008

School students who have experienced sexual violence are often reluctant to go to the police, but usually disclose their experience to friends or family, a research review by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.

Carers Need Help with their Mental Health

Media release — December 2008

Carers have higher rates of depression than the rest of the community, with the greatest risk coming in the first year of care giving, a review of research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.

New Prescription For Protecting Vulnerable Children

Media release — September 2008

New ways to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect will be explored in a special seminar in Melbourne on 11 September marking National Child Protection Week 2008.

Working Parents Who Use No Childcare: How Do They Do It?

Media release — June 2008

Some working Australian parents with very young children work and care for their children in shifts, whilst many self-employed and part time mothers of infants work and take care of their children.

Snapshot of Australian parents: Too much work for some, not enough for others

Media release — May 2008

Australian fathers who are working longer hours than many of their overseas peers would prefer to work less, while the majority of Australian mothers who are working part-time are happy with their level of work, according to the latest snapshot of working families released today.

Carers would like to work more but face barriers

Media release — May 2008

Australia's ageing population and a shift from institutional to community care has led to a dramatic increase in the number of women caring for family members with a disability or long term health problem.


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