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Full pokies ‘pre-commitment systems’ needed

Media release — September 2017

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.

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Teen career dreams fit gender stereotypes

Media release — August 2017

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 girl with trainer

Young carers fall behind in school

Media release — August 2017

Young carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.

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Across the generations family comes first

Media release — December 2016

Australians believe that parents and their adult children have an obligation to support each other practically and financially, according to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

New migrants at risk of gambling problems

Media release — October 2016

Australia’s strong gambling culture and the stress of migration are placing migrants and refugees at risk of developing problems with gambling, according to a discussion paper by the Australian Gambling Research Centre, based at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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