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Poker players have highest rate of problem gambling

Media release — February 2018

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.

An image of poker cards and casino chips in the background

New research to help measure elder abuse

Media release — January 2018

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).

Pornography shaping young people's sexual experience

Media release — December 2017

Just under half of all Australian children aged 9-16 years old have viewed pornography, with potentially negative impacts on their attitudes to sex, sexuality and relationships, according to a discussion paper released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

6.8 Million Australians Gamble Regularly

Media release — November 2017

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.

Playing cards and dice

Race betting in Australia

Media release — October 2017

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.

Photograph of race horses

More migrants find jobs

Media release — October 2017

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.

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.

Man at pokie machine

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.

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