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).
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.
Australian teens choose to work for the money citing financial reasons as the main motivation to get a job.
New research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has recorded high rates of self-harm and suicidal behaviour among Australian teenagers.
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 carers suffer a substantial negative impact on their academic achievement arising from their time spent caring for others.
Australian men who become stay-at-home dads while their partners go out to work are still comparatively rare, despite a growing perception their numbers are on the rise.
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.
Australian families value access to flexible child care to better meet their changing employment and family circumstances, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Australia’s family law system must continue to address a growing need for family violence screening among troubled families, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies.