Media releases

Primary school children concerned with body image

Media release — July 2014

Children are expressing dissatisfaction with their body size as early as 8-9 years old and the majority of 10-11 years old are trying to control their weight, according to a new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

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.

Families working together: Getting the balance right

Media release — May 2014

Australian women spent around twice as much time on childcare and on household work than men, even when their children were older and they increased their time in paid employment, according to new data analysis released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

More support needed for sexual assault victims navigating the courts

Media release — April 2014

Educating legal professionals about the dynamics of sexual assault and recent criminal justice reforms would help victim/survivors of sexual assault navigate the court system, according to a research study released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Fly-in fly-out families cope with the challenges

Media release — February 2014

Australian families with a fly-in, fly-out income earner have mostly adjusted to the unique set of challenges of the lifestyle, according to an analysis by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Children in rural and remote Australia experience a 'tyranny of distance'

Media release — November 2013

Australian children in regional areas experience a 'tyranny of distance' from major cities, seen in somewhat poorer learning outcomes for children living in these areas, according to a research report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

A third of Australian mothers not working

Media release — November 2013

More than one third of Australian mothers with children under 15 are not in paid employment because they are caring for children, have health problems or face other barriers to employment, according to a research report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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