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Latest media releases

Australian children spending more time on screens

Media release — September 2016

A majority of Australian children are spending large amounts of time on screen activities in excess of the recommended 2-hour daily limit for screen entertainment, according to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Grandparents provide support through the ages

Media release — September 2016

Grandparents still play an important role in providing childcare and emotional and financial support to families when it is most needed, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Tale of two suburbs: Gambling in suburban Australia

Media release — July 2016

New research by the Australian Gambling Research Centre has found that gambling addiction is having a much bigger impact on families in Melbourne's western suburbs, compared to those in Melbourne's east.

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