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.
Footballers finding sports betting hard to resist
June 2019: News media around Australia were quick to point out the paradox in the AFL’s suspension of Collingwood player Jaidyn Stephenson on June 19 for match betting. Citing findings from the AGRC’s Weighing Up the Odds report, Tasmania’s Examiner editorialised: ‘[The AFL] encourage gambling and then are surprised when one of their players is sucked into the vacuum’.
Birth of a child not affecting men’s paid employment patterns
28 May 2019: New research from AIFS shows that while mothers’ employment alters dramatically after having a child, fathers’ employment remains virtually unchanged. Fathers are spending time on parenting and child care, but they are fitting it in around their paid employment.
AIFS in the news
Work-family conflict on the rise for fathers — Jun 2019
Girls influenced by fathers' drinking — Feb 2019
Teens turn to parents and friends for help — Nov 2018
Why smacking children is harmful — Nov 2018
Mates keep bullies away — Nov 2018
Dieting a weight on teenage minds — Oct 2018
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