Time to reform Australia’s unfair family support system
Australia's family support system is unfair, making it hard for mothers to return to work and penalising dual-earners, says University of Melbourne researcher.
Parents with children at home reach breaking point
High mental stress among working parents in wake of COVID-19 highlights need for policies that address work-family conflict, say University of Melbourne experts
Childcare a challenge for poorer single parents
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates, warn University of Melbourne experts.
Australia’s COVID-19 Budget
Australia’s COVID-19 Budget has one clear goal: to steer the country out of its first recession in 30 years - University of Melbourne experts react.
Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed
University of Melbourne research finds that Australian parents are feeling the burn of COVID-19 amid a major economic downturn and growing family-work conflict
Sharing the load
A University of Melbourne expert says this year’s Federal Budget should deliver better family-friendly policies for individual, economic and social rewards.
The minimum wage gender divide
We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.