Family Policy

Spain’s family culture collapses

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2014
Law changes, the economic crisis and government neglect is making family life impossible, says a new report.

2014 - a special year for the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 November 2013
It's 20 years since the inaugural UN International Year of the Family, and here is an agenda you can support.

UN officer stresses importance of the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2011
In 2014 the UN marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Listen to a UN officer with good things to say about the importance of the family.

The “bushfire” threatening Australia: fragile families

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2011
Australia is known as the Lucky Country but a report on child welfare published this week suggests that its luck is running out.

UK reports says ‘don’t try to fix the family’

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 December 2009
Golly, it’s hard to keep up with the Brits and their reports on families and parenting. You would think that government and academics actually understood something about those subjects, but more often than not they add to the confusion.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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