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The first wave of Growing Up in Australia, the longitudinal study of Australian children, was officially launched by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson, Minister for Family and Community Services, on Sunday 8 February 2004.
Despite the soaring temperatures, more than 100 people, including about 50 children, turned out to participate in the event on the Rooftop Garden at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens.
As described in the article on page 53 in this edition of Family Matters, Growing Up in Australia is a new study which follows two large, nationally representative samples of children through the crucial early years of their lives. The study is being undertaken by a consortium led …