Alan Hayes

Conference paper

The prevailing procurement system as a source of waste in construction: a case study

Prevailing project procurement processes and strategies are thought to be the root cause for many of the reported criticisms of the construction industry, such as lack of trust and collaboration and short term adversarial and transactional relationships. This study uses an integrated grounded theory case-study...

Families, policy and the law: selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia

These collected essays explore the complexities that confront those who frame social policy and those involved in the social services and legal systems that intersect with child and family issues. Introduction There are few areas of policy that carry greater complexity than those that focus...

Family-related life events: insights from two Australian longitudinal studies

The report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.
Literature review

Families, life events and family service delivery

Life events or transitions are understood to be circumstances that have an unsettling element for individuals (and from a systemic perspective, for family members also). Life events or transitions, even when pursued and ultimately beneficial, usually require adjustment on one or more fronts and relinquishment...

Families make all the difference: helping kids to grow and learn

This fact sheet provides a range of information on ways in which families nurture and support children's physical, learning and social emotional development. The focus of this fact sheet is on families with children aged up to around 11 years old. It presents analyses and...