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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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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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Grandparents caring for vulnerable children say they need more support

Media release — May 2018

Many Australian carers are grandparents caring for vulnerable relatives living out-of-home and they are not getting the support services they need, according to a research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Institute Director Anne Hollonds said the report, Working together to care for kids: A survey of foster and relative/kinship carers, found relative/kinship carers were less likely to access the professional support and training they needed for their role than foster carers.

New estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia

Media release — April 2018

The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.

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.

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