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Friday 10 May 2013
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in brief: more women and children seeking asylum in australia

Toby Newton
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New figures suggest that the proportion of families travelling to Australia by boat to seek asylum is increasing. The news comes as the federal government seeks to alleviate pressure on the overcrowded detention system by granting bridging visas to families. According to The Australian, approximately 40% of new asylum seekers are now coming as part…
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Friday 3 May 2013
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in brief: women and families make up one third of australia’s homeless population

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  A new study by Wesley Mission has found that women and children are becoming a pronounced presence in the homeless demographic. Wesley Mission provides support for those at risk of homelessness in Australia. The Homelessness and the next generation study also found that one in five people who were surveyed sought shelter from domestic…
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Thursday 18 October 2012
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in brief: modern families not all that big

Emma Koehn
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Families are shrinking and only children seem to be the new go-to for working women. Researchers at the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre, out of the University of Adelaide, have reflected on the knowledge that the number of single children families have increased in the last two decades. In 1986, a reported 9%…
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