AIFS in the news

AIFS in the news

AIFS attracts substantial national and international media attention. This is an important way we communicate our research findings to the wider community. 

Some of our recent news is listed below.

Complex families

Aussies OK with adult children going home, 1 December 2016

Adult children backed on the right to sit tight
The Australian, 1 December 2016

Parents more willing to let adult kids move home than let grandparents move in: study
The Herald Sun, 30 November 2016

Traditional family households eclipsed by complex arrangements
Ten News, 7 October 2016

Complex family households growing
The Courier Mail, 7 October 2016

'Complex families' the norm in Australia, new research reveals
Brisbane Times, 6 October 2016

Children's screen time

Harnessing the power of technology while avoiding the pitfalls
Education HQ, 17 November 2016

How much screen time is too much for your kids?
Channel 9, 16 November 2016

Australian children spending more time on screens
SBS, 29 October 2016

Too much screen time? Managing kids' access to technology
ABC Nightlife, 18 October 2016

Australian children well and truly over recommended daily screentime
The Courier Mail, 20 September 2016

Most Australian children spend too much time glued to screens, research reveals
The Herald Sun, 20 September 2016

Australian children watching more TV as they get older: studyABC News, 20 September 2016


It’s true, grandparents are providing regular childcare support
Starts at 60, 17 September 2016

Should grandparents get paid for babysitting their grandchildren
2GB 873am, 15 September 2016

Grandparents spending over 20 hours per week caring for grandchildren
3AW693 News Talk, 15 September 2016

More of us rely on grandparents for free childcare. And secretly, many aren’t happy about it
Mamamia, 15 September 2016

Family violence

AIFS' research into family violence and the family law system has featured in the media, including:

Family law system urged to maintain vigilance against family violence
Getlifestyle, 9 November 2016

Study questions family law system's approach to family violence
ABC News, 9 November 2016

Calls for overhaul to make family law system safer for children and women
The World Today, 12 May 2016

Royal Commission into Family Violence -Summary and recommendations
Victorian Government, March 2016

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