Media releases

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.

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.


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