The following reports presents some of the contextual trends that have contributed to the AIFS research directions for 2012–15 regarding Australian families.
Australian families are in transition. Since the Second World War, Australia has developed increasingly close ties with Asia that have directly fuelled national prosperity, the diversity of our population and the cultural richness of our society, and are likely to continue.
Understanding the key family-related issues facing Australia in the early 21st century enables us to identify areas where greater research focus is needed in order to develop appropriate policies and services to address new and continuing challenges for families.
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