Penelope Rush


Fly-in fly-out workforce practices in Australia: the effects on children and family relationships

This paper summarises the emerging literature on the effect on children and family relationships of having a fly-in fly-out/drive-in drive-out FIFO/DIDO parent.
Discussion paper

Rarely an isolated incident: acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma

It is increasingly recognised that experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over prolonged periods. This paper provides practitioners, policy-makers and researchers with an overview of a number of influential recent approaches to conceptualising...
Briefing paper

Dad and partner pay: implications for policy-makers and practitioners

On 1 January 2013, Australia introduced 2 weeks of government-funded Dad and Partner Pay for eligible working fathers or partners, including adopting parents and same-sex partner parents. This paper uses existing literature to describe Australia's family leave policy history leading up to this initiative, as...