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Family Matters No. 53 - June 1999

Strengthening and supporting Australian families

The government's direction for a new National Families Strategy

Abstract

In the 1999 - 2000 budget, it was announced that the Commonwealth government would work with the States and Territories, community organisations and businesses, to develop a national framework to strengthen and support families. This article provides information on the focus and emphasis of the strategy, and on the launch of the Government's response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs' report, 'To have and to hold: strategies to strengthen marriage and relationships'.

 

 

In the 1999 - 2000 budget, it was announced that the Commonwealth government would work with the States and Territories, community organisations and businesses, to develop a national framework to strengthen and support families. This article provides information on the focus and emphasis of the strategy, and on the launch of the Government's response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs' report, 'To have and to hold: strategies to strengthen marriage and relationships'.

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