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Interim Report 3 - Brighter Futures Evaluation - report now available Article - Posted on 12 April 2010

The final interim report of the Brighter Futures evaluation has now been released. The report presents findings of the Results Evaluation, which assess if the program is meeting the needs and improving the outcomes for program families. The project is being undertaken for Community Services - Department of Human Services.

Research @ SPRC Article - Posted on 30 March 2010

See how SPRC research is changing the world...see the Research Office publication 2010-2011 for descriptions of two current projects on the secret lives of men and the welfare and economic issues affecting children and the aged in China.

Our dads better than yours: Aussies lead world in parenting In The Media - Posted on 22 March 2010

Dr Lyn Craig (ARC QE II Fellow-SPRC) points out in her study, Work and Family Time: Australia in Comparative Perspectives, that the gender division of labour is much more unequal here - not because fathers do less childcare than fathers overseas, but because their wives do less paid work, and much more housework and childcare than elsewhere

SPRC Newsletter 104: March 2010 Article - Posted on 11 March 2010

SPRC Newsletter 104 (March 2010), has been published.

Towards a Parenting Policy Framework for Australia Conference Article - Posted on 11 March 2010

The conference is part of a project commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) aimed at exploring the issues and challenges involved in developing a policy framework for parenting in Australia.

SPRC Seminar Program Session 1, 2010 Article - Posted on 27 January 2010

The seminar program for Session 1, 2010 has been finalised. Please check regularly for updates. Note: The Seminar given by Professor Brian Head will be held on 4 May, and the Seminar given by Abigail Powell will now be held on 18 May.

Two ARC funded PhD Scholarships: Evidence and Indigenous policy making Article - Posted on 18 January 2010

Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales

New Internship Opportunities at SPRC Article - Posted on 14 January 2010

2010 SPRC Internship Program

Young carers in Australia - report released Article - Posted on 15 December 2009

The paper, 'Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving', by Bettina Cass, Ciara Smyth, Trish Hill, Megan Blaxland and Myra Hamilton has been released by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

A Framework of Practice for Implementing a Kinship Care Program - Report launched Article - Posted on 14 December 2009

The final report "A Framework of Practice for Implementing a Kinship Care Program" was launched last Friday.