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Child wellbeing after parental separation

Research summary— June 2020

This research summary discusses the experiences and needs of young people whose parents have separated and have accessed the family law system.

Portrait of a toddler

Family relationships

Family Matters No. 77, 2007

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

Past and present adoptions in Australia

Daryl Higgins
Research summary— February 2012

Provides a summary of the ways in which adoption currently operates, past adoption practices, and the potential impacts adoption has on those involved

Families then and now: 1980-2010

Alan Hayes, Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu and Matthew Gray
Research summary— October 2010

The focus of this Facts Sheet is on broad family trends. It was prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of research by AIFS.

Family law

Family Matters No. 86, 2011

Family Matters No. 86 focuses on family law covering such topics as a summary of the AIFS evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms, care time arrangements ater the 2006 reforms, post-separation parenting, child support, relocation disputes, work-family strain amongst mothers


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