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New research shows children can have more behaviour problems and difficulties socialising with peers if raised in families with high levels of parental conflict, or with low levels of parental warmth and few shared activities between parents and children.
Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews is encouraging people to have their say on the recently released interim report proposing improvements to Australia’s welfare system.
Thousands of self-funded retirees will miss out on cheaper prescription drugs and other health benefits if Labor blocks moves to index income limits for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CHSC).
AIFS is the Australian Government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing and has done exceptional work since their beginning in 1980 – under a previous Coalition Government - to help to build our understanding and knowledge of families in Australia.
Address to the Annual Coalition of Organisations Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia’s Children
Stamford Plaza, Melbourne
Speech about the Livable Housing Australia Online Portal/Website Launch
Stronger Relationships trial
McClure Welfare Review
Labour Market Payments
As a society, we should do more to support women who choose to have families and a career and this is exactly what the Abbott government’s paid parental leave scheme is designed to do.
Family formation and stability remain the essential catalysts for intergenerational renewal, formative human interaction, socialising children and linking individuals to the wider society.