There are a myriad of factors that can impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Access to information on how Tasmania’s children and young people are faring at a population level can assist us to better plan and deliver policy and...
This Policy Brief outlines a different approach for addressing the complex nature of childhood vulnerability in communities experiencing high levels of disadvantage – a place-based collective impact approach.
Whilst there is an extensive body of research on the social and environmental concerns associated with private car usage and the role of the built environment and urban form in sustainable travel, there is limited focus on children’s active contribution to these trends, both as...
Housing is fundamentally important to family wellbeing. Secure, affordable housing assists family members to care for one another through life events and transitions, promotes healthy child development and enables engagement in social and economic spheres beyond and within the home. Yet, while an emerging body...
It has been universally acknowledged that car dependency is rapidly increasing amongst families with children, particularly in developed countries. This paper, as part of an ongoing research project, aims to frame sustainable mobility through the lens of children’s daily life. The key aim of this...
There are currently many families with young children living in inner city Melbourne, in high density apartment buildings designed for singles or couples without children, which has significant implications for children’s health and development. This literature review formed part of a wider research project with...
Children’s Independent Mobility (CIM) is a measure of the level of a child’s freedom to explore and move about his or her local neighbourhood without direct adult supervision. Children have suffered a significant loss of independent mobility since the 1970s. The choice of independent mobility...
This report sets out findings from the Children and Young People in Separated Families: Family Law System Experiences and Needs project, a qualitative study commissioned and funded by the federal Attorney-General’s Department (AGD). This study aimed to investigate the experiences and needs of young people...
Based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), this publication explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand children aged 3–14 years.
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...
This report focuses on what the UN calls the 'General Measures of Implementation,' or the steps governments are expected to take in order to enable the implementation of the Children’s Convention. In this report, we call these ‘measures’ building blocks.
Through an ethnographic approach in which five young children’s visits were documented in great detail, the article considers these in the light of children’s experiences of previous exhibitionary platforms and the relevance of Mona’s museological interventions for building their dispositions to art and broadening art...
Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.
This report finds that globally, most countries have insufficient data to be able to measure their progress against achieving the targets across the 44 internationally agreed SDG indicators, to be met by 2030. This accounts for over half a billion children. Australia is one of...
This report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2016-17 to promote the human rights of children and young people in Australia. This year, the major project has focused on the rights and needs of young parents and their children.
ARACY has released their third Report Card, updating previous editions released in 2013 and 2008. It uses the latest available data, from a range of sources, across a range of indicators.
This report looks at how conflict has impacted children, and sheds light on a worrying trend of increased brutality against children in conflict, particularly in the last few years.
This updated Issues Paper looks at issues faced by the LGBTI community in Western Australia.
Examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children’s lives and life chances – and explores what the future may hold.