Media releases

Many Australian families managing without childcare

Media release — July 2012

Many Australian families are managing their working lives so they don't miss out on time with their children and without using formal child-care services, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Northern Territory Emergency Response heading in the right direction

Media release — July 2012

The Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) has increased awareness of child safety and led to more resources to counter under-reporting and investigation of child maltreatment, according to an analysis of data on the response by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Fathers sexually abused as children suffer in silence

Media release — July 2012

Many men who have been abused as children experience unique difficulties parenting their own children, according to an analysis of Australian and international research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

Teen bullies at risk of adult anti-social behaviour

Media release — June 2012

A long-term Australian study has found a significant link between young teenage bullies and a tendency towards criminal violence and other anti-social behaviour later in life, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Work spilling over into family time

Media release — May 2012

Competing demands between family time and paid employment has left some Australian children reporting that their parents are working too much, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Past and present adoptions in Australia

Media release — February 2012

Changes to Australia’s adoption rates and practices are drawn together in a new detailed facts sheet released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Life around here

Media release — February 2012

A study of jobless families in three disadvantaged areas across Australia found geographical location posed significant barriers to gaining employment.

Evolving our child protection system

Media release — December 2011

Australia’s child protection systems are continuing to evolve beyond statutory child protection systems to better prevent, detect and respond to child abuse, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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