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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bullying in schools

Introduction The national definition of bullying for Australian schools defines bullying as an ongoing misuse of power in relationships...

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Communication and Conflict

Infidelity

Introduction Infidelity is commonly defined as being unfaithful in a married or committed relationship.  It can include a range of...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Loneliness

Introduction This report presents the results of the third survey in a series that examines the levels of social isolation and loneliness...

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Relationships

Online dating

Introduction Over the past two decades there has been an increasing trend towards people using the internet and dating applications to...

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Communication and Conflict

Restorative practice

Introduction Restorative practice offers an approach that brings together individuals, families, social networks, services and government,...

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Human Rights and Social Movements

Organ donation

Introduction Australia is leading the world in successful donation and transplant outcomes. In 2016, a record number of people received...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Youth Suicide

Introduction Youth suicide rates in Australia are higher than in many other countries and suicide is the leading cause of death for young...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Volunteering

Introduction Relationships Australia has previously explored different aspects of community participation in the monthly online survey. ...

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Human Rights and Social Movements

Corporal punishment

Introduction In April 2016 we explored aspects of corporal punishment in the monthly online survey.  We noted that 37 countries have...

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Communication and Conflict

Sexting

Introduction Sexting is a term that originated in the media by collapsing the terms sex and texting.  It is generally defined as the...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Loneliness

Introduction Previous studies have identified a strong desire for social connection in humans, with the levels and quality of social...

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Communication and Conflict

Christmas stress

Introduction For the past three Christmas periods, Relationships Australia has examined the effect of Christmas stress on family...

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Families and Children

Child neglect

Introduction Child abuse is commonly understood to include physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment of a child or young person,...

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Older Australians and Aged Care

Dementia

Introduction Dementia is the term used to explain an array of symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a...

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