Media releases

Most teenagers turn to parents and friends for help

Media release — November 2018

The vast majority of Australian adolescents seek help for their personal and emotional problems from their parents and friends rather than health professionals, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Strong peer group helps keep bullies at bay

Media release — November 2018

Adolescents with a strong peer group and close friends are less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Dieting a weight on teenage minds

Media release — October 2018

A national study of Australian 14-15 year olds has found that many young people have negative feelings and beliefs about gaining weight.

Children growing up in families under housing stress

Media release — October 2018

Many Australian children come from families that have experienced housing affordability stress for a period of time while they were growing up, according to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Welfare dependence - cause or symptom of disadvantage?

Media release — September 2018

The Australian Institute of Family Study’s submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Intergenerational Welfare Dependence ‘highlights the importance of service systems that are responsive to the needs of vulnerable families – and the particular value of coordinated, responsive systems in the context of communities that experience high levels of social and economic disadvantage’.

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How to successfully co-parent children after a divorce

Media release — August 2018

Australian Institute of Family Studies Director Anne Hollonds told Channel Nine’s Today’s Agenda: ‘How much time the children spend with each parent is not the most important thing. The most important thing is the co-parenting, which is now the standard that we're trying to encourage.’

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Divorce legacy lingers in older age

Media release — July 2018

Many older age Australians who have experienced divorce are substantially less well off financially than people who have stayed married, according to new analysis by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Restrict children's exposure to gambling advertising

Media release — July 2018

More stringent restrictions on gambling advertising should be considered to protect children from being targeted by gambling operators, according to the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC).

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