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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,...
The book provides snapshot and trend information on families over the last 30 or so years. It has three main focus areas - the diversity of family types, the changes and transitions a family may experience, and issues affecting families.
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 reports on the arrangements in place in each state/territory to support a cross-agency response based on characteristics associated with effective cross-agency responses identified in the research literature.
This research found a growing evidence base showing that adolescents’ use of pornography can negatively influence their knowledge about sex, safe sex practices, gender roles, and could lead them to have unrealistic expectations about sex.
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.