Featured podcasts

A selection of our most popular podcasts of AIFS presentations and seminars.

Housing, transport and family hardship

Professor Disney discusses some of the hardships that families experience as a result of inadequate housing and inappropriate urban development.
Listen to podcast (MP3 56.5 MB, duration: 61 mins)
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Introducing Building a New Life in Australia

Introducing Building a New life in Australia

Dr Ben Edwards and Dr Diana Smart highlight key aspects of the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants, including themes and topics covered in the survey design.
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In praise of ageing

Dr Patricia Edgar AM challenges the common argument that says an ageing population will be unaffordable and the health system will be brought to its knees.
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Recent and impending demographic change in Australia

Older couple out the front of their house

Professor Graeme Hugo AO summarises contemporary trends in the size, composition and distribution of the Australian population. 
Listen to podcast (MP3 12 MB, duration 53 mins)
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Parents working out work

Dr Jennifer Baxter draws upon AIFS research to provide insights on maternal and paternal employment in Australia. 
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Social dimensions of alcohol (and drug) problems

Homeless man on the street

Professor Ian Webster AO centres on the idea that our society is in denial about the impact of alcohol (and other drugs) on Australian communities. 
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Childhood influences on the wellbeing of baby boomers

Retired couple holding hands happy

Professor Hal Kendig explores how investing in childhood may help to improve outcomes later in life.
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Independent children's lawyers: Expectations and experiences of practice

Dr Rae Kaspiew, the lead researcher on the Independent Children's Lawyers Study, presents an overiew of the main findings of the project.
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Harm reduction and gambling

Young gambler upset after losing

Dr Anna Thomas examines the role of government in reducing harm in the gambling space. 
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Forced adoption: Righting wrongs of a dark past

Black and white image of a woman looking out a window

The Hon. Professor Nahum Mushin on the process leading up to the National Apology for Forced Adoption.
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Experiences and effects of racism in school

child lying down on school steps

Dr Nicholas Biddle and Dr Naomi Priest draw together published and ongoing quantitative research that documents the experiences of racism amongst school-age children in Australia. 
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Minding the money

A family group in a park

Associate Professor Cheryl Tilse and Professor Jill Wilson discuss the role families play in the meaning and management of older people's financial assets.
Listen to podcast (MP3 10 MB, duration 45 mins)
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