Australian 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

Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments: Synthesis report
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments— Oct 2015

What are the findings of the Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975?

Commissioned report— Nov 2015

This literature review investigates whether family members can affect how well service personnel transition out of the military.

Commissioned report— Nov 2015

Synthesises and assesses the evidence on the prevalence of risk-taking behaviour in children of former and current military personnel.

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Research spotlight

How can we ensure that trauma-informed care is meeting the needs of women who have experienced both mental health issues and sexual violence?

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