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

Young girl getting her eyes checked by a medical doctor
LSAC ASR 2017 chapter— Oct 2018

This chapter uses data collected between 2004 and 2014 to provide a snapshot of how health care services are used.

Annual Report— Oct 2018

Australian Institute of Family Studies annual reports describe the research and operations of the Institute, along with highlights for the year.

Corporate document— Aug 2018

The AIFS Agency Plan outlines our vision to make a profound and positive contribution to the lifetime wellbeing of Australian families.


Anti-Poverty Week

In recognition of Anti-Poverty Week, CFCA has brought together recent reports and resources focussing on poverty and disadvantage in Australia.

Children and young people in separated families: Family law system experiences and needs

Young people say the family law system is not listening to them or responding adequately to their needs.

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