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

AIFS Agency Plan
Corporate document— Aug 2015

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

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children annual statistical report 2014
Report— Aug 2015

This is the fifth volume in the LSAC Annual Statistical Report series, which uses data from the fifth wave of the study for the first time.

Review of government initiatives for reconciling work and family life
Research Report— Aug 2015

A review of government initiatives that help families balance their work and family responsibilities.

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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