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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.

Parental bonds survive teen angst

Media release — July 2013

The stereotype of adolescence as a time of storm and strife with parents is far from accurate, according to a family trends report released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

International conference examines policy challenges to social cohesion

Media release — July 2013

Leading researchers from around the world will convene in Sydney next week for the Fifth International Community, Work and Family Conference, July 17-19th to look at the impact of rapid industrial, social and technological change on communities, workplaces and families.

Children's experiences of unfriendly behaviour

Media release — June 2013

A significant proportion of Australian children aged 10-11 years old have reported being picked on through unfriendly behaviours, providing a fresh indication of the experiences of bullying victimisation among children in this age group.

Gambling expert advisory group appointed

Media release — May 2013

The Australian Institute of Family Studies, Director, Professor Alan Hayes AM today announced the appointment of an expert advisory group for the new Australian Gambling Research Centre, to help guide the Institute as it establishes Australia's new independent research centre on gambling.

Landmark study marks 30-year milestone

Media release — May 2013

Understanding childhood temperament and its impact on behaviours in adulthood has been highlighted in a new report about the Australian Temperament Project (ATP).

Meeting children's needs requires a 'systems approach'

Media release — May 2013

Over the past two decades, there has been a rapid increase in children being taken into out-of-home care in Australia. Today, the Institute has released a resource to help professionals make complex decisions as to whether children at risk of harm need to be removed from their families, or how systems can be put in place to provide for their safety at home.

New technology and sexual violence

Media release — February 2013

Technology such as social networking and mobile phones is part and parcel of young people’s lives, and can provide a range of opportunities for sexual violence, according to a research study released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).


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