ATTENTION: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Media Releases

Have the COVID-19 workplace changes affected people's mental health?
New research launched today in response to COVID-19 reveals that recent workplace changes have had a major impact on Australia’s mental health.
Supporting healthy relationships during COVID-19
As a trusted, leading provider of relationships services for over 70 years, Relationships Australia continues to support all people in Australia to live with positive and respectful relationships.
Harmony Day - Let's Celebrate Australia's Diversity
On March 21, Australians celebrate Harmony Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. “These celebrations are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the richness of Australia’s diversity,” said the National Executive Officer of Relationships Australia, Mr Nick Tebbey.
Relationships Australia to deliver Elder Abuse Services trials
Relationships Australia has been successful in tendering for grants to conduct four Elder Abuse case management and mediation service trials across Australia.
New National Executive Officer for Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia has appointed a new National Executive Officer, Mr Nick Tebbey. Chair of the Relationships Australia Board, Dr Ian Law, said the organisation was delighted to welcome Mr Tebbey to the role
Media release: Hearing the voices of children in the Family Court
Children should have the right to express their own views and opinions in family disputes, according to a new online survey conducted by Relationships Australia. The survey, conducted through Relationships Australia’s websites in September, found that 92 per cent of women and 88 per cent of men believed children should be able to have their views and opinions heard in family disputes.
Media Release RA loneliness research Sept 2018
New research launched today reveals the breadth and depth of Australia’s loneliness epidemic.
Media release: Early intervention with families proven way to reduce elder abuse
Early intervention with families is an effective way of reducing elder abuse according to Relationships Australia.
Media release: Online pornography exposure causes multiple types of harm to young people – new survey
More than 60 per cent of women and 50 per cent of men believe that online exposure to pornography causes young people multiple types of harm, according to a new online survey conducted by Relationships Australia.
Media Release: marriage equality YES Nov 2017
Media release: Restorative practice
A recent survey conducted by Relationships Australia on restorative justice found that almost half of respondents felt that victim support was the most important response to crime. This contrasts with men (15%) and women (7%) indicating they thought that punishment was the most important response to crime.
Relationships Australia says YES to marriage equality
The federation of nine Relationships Australia organisations has joined the call for Australians to vote yes to marriage equality, in the coming national postal vote. Relationships Australia National Executive Officer, Alison Brook said: “As a federation of organisations working across Australia with people from all walks of life we support marriage equality in this country.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Relationships Australia is supporting the United Nations World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on Thursday June 15. On this day communities across the world honour our older people, and uphold their right to live in safety, with dignity and respect. WEAAD is an opportunity to make the community aware that many older people experience mistreatment from people close to them, often their family members.
Media Release - Neighbour Day is Virtually Alive!
Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day will be launched today with a virtual campaign reaching communities across the country. As part of the launch people all over Australia will be taking photos with the same Neighbour Day signage to show their support for the campaign and to promote every day as Neighbour Day.
Media Release - It’s Time to Start Planning Your Neighbour Day event!
Thinking a street party, a community event or a neighbourhood Easter egg hunt would be the best way to celebrate this year’s Neighbour Day on Sunday, 27 of March? If so, now is a good time to start talking to your local council or shire.
Media Release Elevate Feb 2016
The Elevate Festival is a fabulous, free, family-friendly celebration of community taking place on Saturday, 27 February at Federation Park, Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Festival goers will enjoy live music, entertainment, food and a number of free community workshops throughout the evening.
Media Release Elder Services Launch
Relationships Australia is launching a new counselling and mediation service to support families who need help negotiating the often complex issues related to aging. “It’s a common story as we age that family conflict emerges around significant health issues, where older parents will live or how estates will be divided,” Alison Brook, National Executive Officer, Relationships Australia said. “Elder Relationship Services will help families to have those often difficult conversations and resolve differences in ways that improve relationships.”
Tell Us Your Story, Neighbour Day
Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day is just five weeks away! Now is the time to start organising your event or neighbourhood catch-up. It’s also time to submit your entry to the Neighbour Day ‘Tell Us Your Story’ competition.

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