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.
Congratulations Anne Hollonds
Everyone at AIFS is delighted for Anne Hollonds and her appointment as National Children’s Commissioner. We’re looking forward to working with her in her new role. We couldn’t think of a better voice for children and young people. Anne takes up her new role on 2 November.
Survey: Gambling in Australia during COVID-19
June 2020: AIFS is surveying people who gamble to see how they adjusted to changes in gambling availability due to the pandemic. We want to find out what people gambled on before and during the restrictions, and how people’s gambling participation, health and wellbeing changed. To take the survey, all you need is to be 18 years old or over, living in Australia, and to have gambled in the past 12 months.
Coronavirus response: Resources for families
Coronavirus has had a huge impact on family life. Children home from school, parents working from home, or out of work. Grandparents isolated. Illness and fears for health and safety. It is a stressful time, but it can also be an opportunity for families to pull together and strengthen the bonds between them.
Here are some resources that can help.
AIFS in the news
Coronavirus response: Resources for families — Apr 2020
Safe on our roads? Teens and risky driving — Dec 2019
Australian teens not getting enough sleep — Dec 2019
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