Policies

Families Australia is committed to the development of broadly-based and relevant policy given:

  • the diversity of family forms in Australia today
  • the significance of extended families to the health and wellbeing of families
  • the complexities of the current split of responsibilities between Australian and State and Territory Governments.

The focus of Families Australia is on developing and contributing to public policy which impacts on families, young people and children nationally.

 

Family Policy Perspectives

Read more about Families Australia's views on contemporary family policy issues:

Disability and Neglect of Care [26 February 2015]
Full submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee's Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability.

Online Safety for Children [12 January 2015]
Submission summary and full submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee's Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 and Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014.

Child & Youth Health [18 November 2014]
Submission summary and full submission to the NSW Kids and Families Draft National Child and Youth Strategic Framework for Health.

Out of Home Care [11 November 2014]
Submission summary and full submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Out of Home Care.

Domestic Violence [2 October 2014]
Submission summary and full submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees' Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia.

Welfare Reform [5 August 2014]
Submission summary and full submission to the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Services on the interim report, 'A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes'.

 

Families Australia's 2013 National Policy Proposals here