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.
Welcome Andrew Whitecross
We are delighted to welcome Andrew Whitecross as AIFS’ new Acting Director. Andrew is passionate about bringing insights from research and policy analysis together in well-designed social policy and programs for Australian families.
AGRC survey reveals young men betting more in lockdown
October 2020: The Australian Gambling Research Centre’s survey on gambling during COVID-19 has shown that young male gamblers spent more in lockdown and they were doing it online (with one in three signing up for new online betting accounts). Dr Rebecca Jenkinson, AGRC manager, at the Australian Institute of Family Studies discussed the results and their implications with ABC Radio Melbourne.
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.
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Coronavirus response: Resources for families — Apr 2020
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