12 Sep 2016

Despite the claim that money and especially Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) disbursement have played a major role in influencing political choices in the Solomon Islands national parliamentary elections, empirical evidence and election data suggest that political alliances in some rural constituencies are based more...


10 Sep 2016

Among its key findings, the report highlights that suicide is a public health issue in Australia with 89% of respondents stating they knew someone who had attempted suicide and 85% knew someone who had died by suicide.


22 Aug 2016

Reveals that the average Australian family is spending up to $22,000 every year to get around.

Overview The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) commissioned SGS Economics and Planning (SGS) to design and develop the Transport Affordability Index to provide a snapshot of the costs...


29 Jul 2016

Talk of reforming the Family Court and family law system is back in the headlines, but agitation about the family law system has a long history.

Since the introduction of the Family Law Act and the establishment of the Family Court of Australia in...


22 Jul 2016

This report measures and monitors the wellbeing of New Zealand families and provides a snapshot of family wellbeing based on survey data spanning 2008 to 2014. Being part of a family, in whatever fashion we define it, is a universal experience that forms the most...


15 Jun 2016

This report, published by the Parenting Research Centre, responds to the gaps between the expert knowledge and common assumptions among the Australian public about what effective parenting involves. The study describes what the common assumptions are about parenting as a first step to seeking to...


30 May 2016

Despite families being much smaller, parents being older, mothers being better educated and having much higher employment rates, child poverty has risen significantly since the 1960s. In 1961, 95 percent of children were born to married couples; by 2015 the proportion had fallen to 53...


2016 election platform
27 May 2016

In the lead up to the 2 July 2016 election, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is calling on all major political parties to address alcohol’s hidden harm.

Fact sheet

18 May 2016

This special Australian Institute of Families (AIFS) Facts Sheet explores the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older.

Each of us sees family from a different perspective as we grow...


9 May 2016

The Coalition is committed to helping Australian families to get ahead.

Middle income Australians are bearing a growing tax burden.

Without action, the average full time wage earner would face the second highest marginal tax rate this year and nearly half of all...


9 May 2016

Middle income Australians are bearing a growing tax burden.

Without action, the average full time wage earner would face the second highest marginal tax rate this year and nearly half of all taxpayers would be in the top two brackets in ten years’ time....

Journal article

1 May 2016

This conceptual paper explores models of mentorship in the context of family dynamics as they are affected by social media use.

Discussion paper

21 Jan 2016

The Commonwealth Department of Education commissioned the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) to assess the value and implications of eight enhancements to the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY).

The objective of LSAY is to track young Australians as they move from...

Briefing paper

17 Dec 2015

ICPS aims to enhance the well-being of children, young people and families through quality research, evaluation, training and community education.

The Research Update aims to keep stakeholders informed about the projects we are undertaking. The December 2015 update provides information on the following current...


16 Nov 2015

In view of the strong demand for cross-national indicators on the situation of families and children, the OECD Family Database was developed to provide cross-national indicators on family outcomes and family policies across the OECD countries, its enhanced engagement partners and EU member states....


31 Oct 2015

Within the library profession there is widespread support for access to libraries for people with disabilities. However, literature on the topic of access to public libraries for people with disabilities has largely overlooked children with special needs and their families. This report investigates the factors...


17 Oct 2015

This mixed-methods study aimed to provide in-depth and contextualised data about how services may better support refugee parents to care for their children; and included interviews with families with a refugee background; and a national online survey of Commonwealth funded service providers supporting refugee families....


14 Oct 2015

Outlines the work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2014-15 to promote discussion and awareness of matters relating to the human rights of children and young people in Australia.


I am pleased to present to you the Children’s Rights Report...

Book review

9 Oct 2015

There are many intermediate steps in the move from a snapshot comparison of the distribution of taxation and benefits in Australia and the United Kingdom to a life course perspective. Taking time into account over the short and medium terms shows us the impact of...


5 Oct 2015

This report is the result of exploratory research the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) commissioned the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University, to undertake. The study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in...



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