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Two in five children live in a complex family

Media release — October 2016

Two in five Australian children live in households with more complex family relationships at some stage during their childhood, according to long-term research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Parents primary school choice about more than academic results

Media release — September 2016

Australian parents decide which primary school is best for their child based on convenience and a host of other largely, personal factors that go beyond academic outcomes, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Australian children spending more time on screens

Media release — September 2016

A majority of Australian children are spending large amounts of time on screen activities in excess of the recommended 2-hour daily limit for screen entertainment, according to research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Grandparents provide support through the ages

Media release — September 2016

Grandparents still play an important role in providing childcare and emotional and financial support to families when it is most needed, according to new research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Tale of two suburbs: Gambling in suburban Australia

Media release — July 2016

New research by the Australian Gambling Research Centre has found that gambling addiction is having a much bigger impact on families in Melbourne's western suburbs, compared to those in Melbourne's east.

More humanitarian migrants find jobs

Media release — July 2016

A study tracking the settlement experiences of a group of newly arrived humanitarian migrants in Australia has recorded an increase in those who have moved into employment.

More humanitarian migrants find jobs

Parents' risky drinking linked to kids alcohol use

Media release — June 2016

Levels of risky drinking among Australian parents is a strong factor influencing their teenage children to try alcohol, according to a new study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Sexual assault survivors need more clinical support

Media release — May 2016

New guidelines released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies will strengthen clinical support for survivors of sexual assault who may drink or use drugs to cope with their experience.

Families still the ones to turn to for help

Media release — May 2016

Australians still turn to family for help and support in times of crisis, according to an Australian Institute of Family Studies facts sheet released today as part of National Families Week.

Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

Media release — May 2016

Australian mothers continue to do the lion’s share of the housework, even when their children have headed off to school and left home, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Mothers still do the lion's share of housework

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