A global survey of parents has reignited debate about the value, or otherwise, of homework for schoolchildren.
The survey of more than 27,000 parents was conducted by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving education standards for underprivileged children.
Parents were questioned about their attitudes towards education, the quality of local schools and their concerns for their children's futures.
They were also asked how much time, on average, they spent helping their children academically per week.
When ranked from most time spent to least, Australia ranked 23rd of the 29 countries surveyed, with 13 per cent of parents saying they spent seven hours or more reading to their children or helping them with homework.