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 centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix
Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.
Work or family?
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows many Australian couples are finding it tough to balance work and family – as they work longer hours.
Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.
The algorithm for accessing child care
University of Melbourne research looks at how an economic theory could form an algorithm to help parents secure a much sought-after spot in child care.