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.
Fourth Action Plan 2018–2020: Supporting families, communities and organisations to keep children safe
4 Feb 2019: The Australian Government has released its Fourth Action Plan for the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020. This report has been published by the Department of Social Services. The Fourth Action Plan, National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020, forms part of the critical foundation for governments and non-government organisations to work towards the safety of all children and young people in Australia.
24 Jan 2019: This report highlights trends in the number of adoptions of children in Australia. The report has been published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It presents statistics for the 2017/18 period, along with trends since 1993/94, for local and intercountry adoptions and adoptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
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AIFS in the news
Girls influenced by fathers' drinking - Feb 2019
Teens turn to parents and friends for help - Nov 2018
To smack or not? A parent’s dilemma - Nov 2018
Mates keep bullies away - Nov 2018
Dieting a weight on teenage minds - Oct 2018
Family separation leading to housing stress - Oct 2018
Concussion rates of teen boys a concern - Oct 2018
Divorce legacy lingers in older age - July 2018
New estimates of costs of raising children - Apr 2018
Stay-at-home dads: Rare but on the rise - Apr 2018
Poker players at risk of problem gambling - Feb 2018
Porn shaping youths' sexual experience - Dec 2017
6.8 Million Australians Gamble Regularly - Nov 2017
Race betting in Australia - Oct 2017
More migrants find jobs - Oct 2017
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