Growing Up in Australia - Study members


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Letter of approval from Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

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841 HUNTER STREET | PO BOX 714, NEWCASTLE NSW 2300 | PH (02) 4979 1200 | FAX (02) 4979 1209

8 March 2012

Professor Alan Hayes
Director, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Level 20, 485 La Trobe Street
VIC 3000

Dear Professor Hayes,

Thank you for your Application to Conduct Research in Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle which we received on 16 February 2012. I am happy for the designated researchers to approach schools in our diocese to continue research on the Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children from the Australian Institute of Family Studies

We regard this type of research as significant and would encourage principals to approve the research within their schools. However, please be aware it is still the school principal who gives final permission for the research to be carried out within the school.

We always stress the following points in relation to research requests:

I look forward to the results of this study and wish you the best over the coming months. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this research in our diocese, please do not hesitate to contact me on 02 4979 1201 or email Vicki Sheriff

Yours sincerely,
Vicki Sheriff
Professional Assistant to the Director
Catholic Schools Office
Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle