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Welfare dependence - cause or symptom of disadvantage?

Media release — September 2018

The Australian Institute of Family Study’s submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Intergenerational Welfare Dependence ‘highlights the importance of service systems that are responsive to the needs of vulnerable families – and the particular value of coordinated, responsive systems in the context of communities that experience high levels of social and economic disadvantage’.

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How to successfully co-parent children after a divorce

Media release — August 2018

Australian Institute of Family Studies Director Anne Hollonds told Channel Nine’s Today’s Agenda: ‘How much time the children spend with each parent is not the most important thing. The most important thing is the co-parenting, which is now the standard that we're trying to encourage.’

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Divorce legacy lingers in older age

Media release — July 2018

Many older age Australians who have experienced divorce are substantially less well off financially than people who have stayed married, according to new analysis by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.


Restrict children's exposure to gambling advertising

Media release — July 2018

More stringent restrictions on gambling advertising should be considered to protect children from being targeted by gambling operators, according to the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).


Grandparents caring for vulnerable children say they need more support

Media release — May 2018

Many Australian carers are grandparents caring for vulnerable relatives living out-of-home and they are not getting the support services they need, according to a research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Institute Director Anne Hollonds said the report, Working together to care for kids: A survey of foster and relative/kinship carers, found relative/kinship carers were less likely to access the professional support and training they needed for their role than foster carers.

New estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia

Media release — April 2018

The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.


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