Australin Institute of Family Studies

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. AIFS conducts original research to increase understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.

Recent publications

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2014: Transition to secondary school
Report— Jul 2015

How well children navigate transitioning from primary to secondary school has important implications for their ongoing development.

Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse
Research Report— Jun 2015

What are the conceptual, policy and practice challenges that the prevention of child sexual abuse presents?

Child care and early childhood education in Australia
Facts Sheet— May 2015

What types of childcare are Australian parents choosing for their children?

AIFS podcasts

Leading researchers discuss significant issues affecting Australian families.

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Research spotlight

The overlap between clients of sexual assault and drug and alcohol services suggests an integrated and coordinated approach is required.

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Upcoming events

Seminar/webinar— 18 Aug 2015


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