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17 Apr 2018

The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades, due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.

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23 Aug 2017

This project builds on previous Australian and recent international research to develop a set of budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians and their families.



5 Dec 2006

Family Services Minister Mal Brough wants to withhold up to 40per cent of the welfare cash paid to problem families and to divert it into paying their rent, food and utility bills. The aim is to stop neglectful parents spending benefit payments on booze...

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30 Nov 2004

This study develops a demographic profile of current carers in NSW and predict the likely availability of foster carers in specific locations based on that profile and projected demographic developments.

The study's main goal in this area is to identify the changes and forward...

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30 Apr 2004

In August 2001 the Australian Catholic University announced that its new General Staff Enterprise Bargaining Agreement included a provision for one year's paid maternity leave - 12 weeks on full pay and a further 40 weeks on 60 per cent pay. Denise Thompson Michael Bittman...

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