Australian single mothers choose to get a job outside the home, regardless of whether or not they receive child support payments from their ex-partner, a study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has found.
Australian families have changed significantly over the last thirty years but they remain the basic unit in society for caring for each other and raising children, according to data released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies today.
A new report has found young Australians in their mid-twenties are involved in risky driving behaviour including speeding; drink driving; not wearing a seatbelt; being under the influence of an illegal drug and using a mobile phone while driving.
Parents are not the natural enemies of teenagers and shouldn’t be seen as irrelevant or the cause of all the problems their adolescents face, according to a discussion paper published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
The most comprehensive evaluation of Australia's family law system - drawing on the experience of 28,000 Australians - has found that overall the recent reforms are working well for the majority of children and their parents.
Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children - 2nd LSAC Research Conference
How are Australian children and families faring today? These issues will be explored at the second Conference of Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) in Melbourne this week.
Online therapy sessions could deliver help to thousands of Australians including women seeking help with domestic violence and country people whose self-reliance, heavy work schedule and geographic isolation rule out seeing a therapist face-to-face.
A groundbreaking study of carers in regional and remote Australia has revealed that those living in drought-affected areas are less likely to be employed full-time.
The Australian Institute of Family Studies, through the National Child Protection Clearinghouse, is putting the spotlight on the welfare and needs of infants aged 0 to 3 during National Child Protection Week.
How can Australian statutory child protection services work better to prevent child abuse and neglect? What are the lessons from the ongoing Northern Territory intervention for policy and practice?