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. 63, 2002

Fertility - the debate, the trends, the aspirations

The 'fertility crisis' has been the subject of active debate in the past year, and includes issues related to work and family, women's participation in the paid workforce, the ageing of the population, paid maternity leave, child care, the structure of family payments, the environment and the future of immigration.

No. 62, 2002

Understanding family change

This issue of Family Matters contains a diverse array of articles about the family in Australia.

No. 60, 2001


The year 2001 marks four anniversaries of relevance to the Australian Institute of Family Studies: the Centenary of Federation; the Institute's own twenty-first birthday; the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Family Court of Australia; and the centenary of the Australian Public Service.  

No. 58, 2001

Searching for family resilience

Searching for family resilience; Foregone earnings through child rearing; Meeting the challenges of parenting.


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