Australian Institute of Family Studies
We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.
Australia to get national online wagering Self-Exclusion Register
Nov 2019 – The Morrison Government announced it will move to legislate a national online wagering Self-Exclusion Register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online wagering sites and apps in one step. An independent baseline study by AIFS’ Australian Gambling Research Centre found that 52% of people who wager online were at risk of or already experiencing gambling-related harm. The study will allow the government to assess the effectiveness of the register and other measures designed to reduce gambling-related harms for consumers.
Culture of men’s work trapping fathers
In an August 2019 article, Annabel Crabb asked why Australia’s culture around work and parental leave means that when a family changes, it is women who change and adapt to the new reality. She drew on AIFS researcher Dr Jennifer Baxter’s work on this topic, including this graph: ‘the baldest possible visual demonstration of how differently mother and fathers experience work and family balance’.
AIFS in the news
Safe on our roads? Teens and risky driving — Dec 2019
Australian teens not getting enough sleep — Dec 2019
Gambling activity among Australian teenagers — Dec 2019
Sex and romance in the teen years — Nov 2019
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