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Non-shelter outcomes of housing: a case study of the relationships between housing and children's schooling

The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may impact on aspects of schooling.

Television and young children - quality, choice and the role of parents: what the experts and parents say

The ‘Young children and the Media’ project aims to provide parents/carers with information and resources to help them make informed choices to ensure that their young child’s media experience is a positive one.

The first thousand days: an evidence paper

This research paper highlights the astonishing rates of child development from conception to the end of age two and the benefits of a holistic approach to children’s health.

Reporting the health and development of children in rural and remote Australia

This report reveals themes, challenges and opportunities for children living in rural and remote Australia.
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Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents...
Journal article

Child injury surveillance capabilities in NSW: informing policy and practice

Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.

Ask the children: it's about 'feeling good'

Between August 2005 and February 2006 the Commission spoke with more than 200 children and young people aged 4–18 years about health and what health means to them. We spoke with children and young people in schools, youth advisory councils, hospitals, and disability services. This...

Ask the children: overview of children's understandings of wellbeing

How do kids define well-being? This was the starting point for a this study that aims to make kids' views known to the public and to decision-makers. It explores the views of 126 children and young people, and reveals some surprising facts about what makes...

Children admitted to out-of-home care 2014–15

This bulletin presents previously unpublished national trends in the number and rate of children admitted to out-of-home care (OOHC) by age and Indigenous status, from 2011–12 to 2015–16.