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  1. 21 December 2023 - Humanities

    Why children’s stories are full of orphans, evil stepmothers and boarding schools

    While ideas of family are changing, from Dickens to Rowling, absent parents are an enduring element of kid's books says University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 16 October 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Caring for the carers

    National Carers Week is a time to think about the unpaid work done by millions caring for loved ones with mental ill health say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 17 July 2023 - Humanities

    We need good policy to back working dads

    A new University of Melbourne podcast about dads, families and work explores how policies and jobs could (and should) support working fathers and their families

  4. 5 December 2022 - Inside Business

    Navigating the great office exodus

    Working from home became the norm during COVID-19, but how have Australians shifted from a traditional workplace? The annual HILDA survey has some answers.

  5. 13 April 2022 - Learning & Teaching

    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

  6. 20 October 2021 - Inside Business

    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.

  7. 16 March 2021 - Inside Business

    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.

  8. 20 November 2020 - Inside Business

    Separated parents getting better at shared care?

    HILDA Survey shows children increasingly staying over with non-resident parent suggest separated couples getting better a sharing care says University of expert

  9. 18 November 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  10. 22 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Diagnosing dementia in younger people

    A diagnosis of younger-onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist services can provide clarity and support, faster, says a University of Melbourne expert