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Only lonely for some

Media release — December 2015

It’s official … living alone can make some people feel lonelier and less satisfied with life, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Only lonely for some

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

A quarter of parents prefer a male "breadwinner"

Media release — August 2015

One in four Australian partnered mothers and fathers believe that the male breadwinner model is better for the family, according to new research published today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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.

Child care hard to come by

Media release — May 2015

Many Australian parents find it difficult to access child care to meet the needs of their families, according to a facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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