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Family law changes "a step in the right direction"

Media release — October 2015

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".

Life's ups and downs may be more or less predictable

Media release — September 2015

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.

Life's ups and downs may be more or less predictable

Young delinquents - rare but some at greater risk

Media release — August 2015

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.

Making a smooth transition to secondary school

Media release — July 2015

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.

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.

New book puts spotlight on families, policy and the law

Media release — May 2014

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.

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