Person

Deborah Brennan

Report

The Family Matters report 2018

Fewer than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are placed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, following a steep decline over the last 10 years. This places Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are removed from their families at serious risk...
Briefing paper

The Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa, migrant grandparents and transnational family life

This policy brief examines the impacts of tightening family visa pathways for migrant grandparents and transnational family life.
Report

Lifting our game

This report finds that quality early childhood education makes a significant contribution to achieving educational excellence in schools. There is growing evidence that participation in quality early childhood education improves school readiness and lifts NAPLAN results and PISA scores.
Report

Baby steps or giant strides?

Child and family policies are developing and expanding in dynamic ways around the world, despite the fiscal austerity that enveloped many countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, Australia’s early childhood care polices are in desperate need of reform. The childcare debate...
Report

Grandparents raising grandchildren: towards recognition, respect and reward

Executive Summary: Grandparents have long played a major role in the lives of their children and grandchildren, with some providing extensive emotional, material and practical support. Since the last quarter of the 20th century in Australia as in many other countries, grandparent carers - the...