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.
Promoting genuine partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island organisations
Feb 2020 – SNAICC, the national non-government peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, has developed three new resources to help build partnerships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous organisations engaged in child and family service delivery.
The resources include two new information resources – an introductory guide to partnerships and a guide to applying for funding - and an audit tool for for measuring progress towards achieving partnership goals.
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.
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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