Male primary school teachers are an endangered species, according to a researcher from the School of Education at the University of Tasmania. Vaughan Cruickshank attributes the decline in numbers to fear and uncertainty around physical contact and expectations to take on masculine or gendered roles.Read more
A new University of Queensland study into early learning shows that less than three per cent of all educators in the sector are male.Read more
“If people were dying of cancer, or we had the coronavirus, it would be a national emergency, yet nothing is being done." So says Ballarat mental health advocate Andrew Collins, in a stinging criticism of the Government’s announcement of $64m funding for suicide prevention.Read more
Researchers at Ball State, Indiana, say men who take full parental leave are more likely to have lasting relationships.Read more
Do you have expertise working in Australia’s family law system? Have you got something to say about how we could improve the system for dads?Read more
NSW is experiencing a shortage of male primary school principals, now said to be half the number of female principals in public schools.Read more
Bowel Cancer Australia has called for the starting age for bowel cancer screening in Australia to be lowered from 50 to 45.
A New York medical centre has launch a sports-themed waiting-room to make its service more "male friendly" in a move that the media have described as the "bro-ification of health".Read more
According to Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh, there is a “a myriad of parental leave policy out their concocted by employers.” So it’s not surprising many men in Australia don’t use it.
“It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast,” Walsh told the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium last week at Deakin University, Melbourne.Read more
The Attorney General’s office has announced $7.8m funding to provide dedicated men’s social support workers in Family Advocacy and Support Services locations around the country.Read more