An evaluation of the 2012 Family Law Act amendments that were designed to improve responses to family violence and child abuse has found the changes are "a step in the right direction".
Australians tend to be satisfied with life despite experiencing highs and lows stemming from common transitions across the life course, according to a study released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Australian mothers hold high educational expectations for their children, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Early on-set crime and delinquency is relatively rare in Australia but a range of factors may combine to put some children at risk more than others, according to the first national study of criminal involvement among 12 and 13 year olds.
Children who are social, emotionally stable, enjoy going to school and participate in extra curricula activities have the smoothest transition to secondary school, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
New analysis has shown that Australian couples emerge less hard hit financially by divorce than in four other developed countries.
New Australian research has indicated a possible link between early exposure to gambling and the likelihood of becoming a problem gambler later in life.
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.
Australian children whose parents are concerned about neighbourhood safety spend around two hours a week less time playing outside than children the same age, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies today released a new collection of essays on family policy and the law to inform government, legal professionals, service providers and the community about changes in these areas in recent years.