• Walking the tightrope of work and family

    Inga Lass     |      August 2, 2019

    Once working hours are taken into account it is still mothers who experience the most conflict in terms of balancing work and family.

  • We don’t have to be related to be a family

    Sofa Gradin     |      June 6, 2018

    We can’t choose our biological relations but we can choose our friends. Moving beyond traditional family structures to embrace a wider definition of what ‘family’ means can be both personally and politically liberating.

  • Legal parentage and surrogacy – more inconsistency?

    Cressida Limon     |      February 20, 2018

    Confusion around legal parentage and surrogacy arrangements is continuing to cause conflict between Australian domestic public policy in relation to ‘commercial surrogacy’ and the child’s best interests. UWS law lecturer Dr Cressida Limon explores recent developments.

  • The reality of Christmas for young people in care

    Jason Juretic     |      December 20, 2017

    The end-of-the-year celebration is a festive and happy period for most of us, however, for young people living in Out-of-Home-Care, Christmas may be an unhappy reminder of loss. Jason Juretic, CEO of Stepping Stone House, reveals how each of us can contribute to providing vulnerable young people with a positive Christmas experience.

  • Adoption – growing concerns

    Melissa Tinggee     |      November 27, 2017

    The number of children in Out of Home Care grows considerably each year yet the number of domestic adoptions taking place remains stagnant. Currently navigating the process to first-time parenthood is Melissa Tinggee, who shares her comments for Adoption Awareness Month.