Since its inception in the early 2000s, Families Australia has provided policy advice to successive Australian Governments and Parliaments about how to improve the wellbeing of Australia’s families, especially those who are experiencing the greatest marginalisation and vulnerability.
While many families are doing well on a range of indicators such as healthy and supportive relationships, many others face significant challenges.
In response to many of these issues, Families Australia has made numerous submissions to Australian Government and Parliamentary inquiries and policy development processes over the past decade.
In 2015, Families Australia commenced a series of forums around Building Stronger Australian Families. The first forum was led by Professor Alan Hayes AM, Distinguished Professor in Family Studies, Director, Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle and Dr Lyndall Strazdins, Professor and ARC Future Fellow, National Centre of Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.