An estimated 132,000 Australians regularly gamble on poker and nearly half of them experience one or more gambling-related problems, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Abuse of older people is a complex and sometimes hidden problem in Australia. To help build on the growing body of knowledge on the issue, the Elder Abuse National Research Project is currently underway, led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
An estimated 6.8 million Australians are regular gamblers, spending money on one or more gambling activities in a typical month, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), part of the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
AGRC manager, Dr Jennifer Baxter said that of regular gamblers, participation in lotteries was most common, followed by instant scratch tickets and playing the pokies.
Nearly one million Australians regularly gamble on horse and dog racing with a high proportion of them experiencing one or more gambling-related problems, according to new analysis by the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
AGRC researcher, Dr Andrew Armstrong said the analysis found an estimated 41 per cent of Australians who regularly bet on the races experienced gambling-related problems such as financial pressures, relationship issues and health problems.
A study tracking the settlement experiences of a group of newly arrived humanitarian migrants in Australia has recorded a steady increase in the numbers moving into paid employment.
Australians need the protection of full ‘pre-commitment systems’ to reduce the financial and social harm from poker machines, according to a discussion paper released today by the Australian Gambling Research Centre.
Eight per cent of the Australian adult population – or 1.4million people – experience some degree of gambling problem. Of these almost half are moderate or high risk gamblers, with poker machines the most harmful form of gambling in Australia.
Australian teens choose to work for the money citing financial reasons as the main motivation to get a job.
New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has recorded high rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour among Australian teenagers.
Six in ten Australian 14-15 year-olds know what career they would like to have in the future but the jobs that boys aspire to are quite different to those that girls aspire to.
Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.