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The most recent drought has been one of the most severe on record with large parts of southern and eastern Australia experiencing dry conditions since 1996. Moreover, 'For the agriculturally important Murray- Darling Basin, however, October 2007 marks the sixth anniversary of lower than average...
This Facts Sheet describes how the characteristics of families differ between the "city" and the "country" or "bush". While& words such as these are used in everyday parlance, it is very difficult to identify exactly where the city ends and the country begins. One way...
This resource sheet explores what is known about service delivery coordination activities in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. It examines the principles that underpin service delivery coordination efforts to improve the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Drawing on research, documented practice, and practitioner knowledge,...
Resources providing trends and statistics that will assist practitioners, managers and service providers in their work and/or provide information and resources for families and family members.
This resource provides a wealth of publications on regional issues, including specific reports relating to Indigenous families in...
Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional...
The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades, due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.
This paper presents a review of available literature on problem sexual behaviours (PSBs) and sexually abusive behaviours (SABs) exhibited in Australian children and young people.
This paper describes the history and development of collective impact, with a focus on Australia, and includes two case studies to examine how collective impact is currently being practised in Australia.
Many fathers in Australia are working long hours and have schedules that are not family-friendly, including evening and weekend work. This can get in the way of their time with children.
Using six waves of LSAC data, this report discusses ways in which Australian children's experiences and environments affect their prospects and progress, from birth to 15 years old.