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. 57, 2000

Adolescents and community

Adolescents and community; Child support and parenting; Social capital and social security

No. 54, 1999

Families, welfare and social policy

This edition of Family Matters focuses on the theme of ‘Families, welfare and social policy’. It is a very timely edition, coming at the commencement of a period of major review of the social welfare system in Australia

No. 53, 1999

Strong families: National Families Strategy

The major theme of this edition of Family Matters is strengthening and supporting families. As researchers and policy makers, we have access to a lot of information about families in crisis and the various policy interventions and programs that can be implemented to address family problems.

No. 52, 1999

Ageing and families - the International Year of Older Persons

In this issue of Family Matters, Australian Institute of Family Studies researchers and experts in the area of ageing have contributed articles from their differing perspectives on ageing and the role of families and government. An overview of the articles is provided by Ilene Wolcott on page three of this issue.


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