Australian Institute of Family Studies

We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

Recent publications

Report— Jun 2018

This report explores quantitative and qualitative data relevant to direct cross‑examination involving self-represented litigants in family law matters

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Research Report— Jun 2018

This Research Report investigates the experiences and needs of young people whose parents have separated and have accessed the family law system.

Corporate document— Jun 2018

This Style Guide provides guidance regarding the writing and editorial style preferred by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.


Dads' work–life balance affects kids’ mental health
Dads report wanting to be there more for their children, but their work often doesn't allow them to do so.

Weighing up the odds: Sports betting and young men
Study finds that 70% of young men who gamble on sport are at risk of, or experiencing, gambling harm.

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