Family Matters

Family Matters


Latest issue

No. 100, 2018

Exploring issues affecting Australian families for 37 years

We celebrate 100 issues of Family Matters by looking back on some of the important research completed by the Institute over the years and looking forward - presenting some current research focused on issues that matter to families and communities today.

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Next issue: 2018

Previous issues

No. 81, 2009

Making ends meet

Aspirations for work and family; working poor in Australia; flexible work arrangements; supporting children at risk of abuse and neglect; the CDEP scheme; parenting skills; grandparents and grandchildren

No. 80, 2008

Family dimensions

Balancing work and family; protecting and promoting children's wellbeing; involving fathers in child and family services; a history of the Australian social security system

No. 79, 2008

Parenting with care

The valuable work of Growing Up in Australia: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)

No. 78, 2008

Challenged lives

Challenges that face some families - poverty, deprivation, homelessness, caring for a disabled family member, parenting following separation, and child abuse

No. 77, 2007

Family relationships

Family relationships and the new family law system; programs to help stepfamilies and pre-marriage education; parent-child relationships

No. 76, 2007

Families caring

"Families care" highlighting the range of different ways that families care for each other.


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