How COVID lockdowns affected our relationships
COVID-19 lockdowns brought some people and families closer together, but for others, it was lonely and overwhelming, say University of Melbourne experts
Ensuring families aren’t left behind in the recovery
Economic recovery from COVID-19 needs to include better support for financially stressed families with young children, says University of Melbourne expert.
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.
Pets and Australians: Who has what?
HILDA Survey reveals close to two-thirds of Australians have at least one pet, with dogs most popular followed by cats say University of Melbourne experts
How working away is changing home
Research by University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University shows the effects on Australian households when one partner works away from home for weeks.
How much digital time is too much during COVID-19?
After much time online during COVID-19 restrictions, can we ensure digital media doesn’t take a toll on our family life, asks a University of Melbourne expert.
Managing your family’s cabin fever
Families self-isolating through COVID-19 can bring out the worst in each other; a University of Melbourne expert explains how to keep communication harmonious.
Is rent-for-life becoming the new norm for families?
The HILDA survey from the University of Melbourne finds the age group with the highest number of renters moving into home-ownership is now the 55-64 year-olds.
Hidden burden as young carers pick up the pieces
Young people make up 20 per cent of carers looking after child relatives who aren't their own, but they are a hidden group losing out on education and careers.
Flexible families = workplace equality
Here are five key ideas that could have a positive effect on equalising gender relations and improving the status of families.