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

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.

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Research Report— Aug 2018

This Research Report aims to share participants’ strategies and approaches for identifying and responding to local community needs.

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Journal article— Aug 2018

The article outlines the main characteristics of the study and provides an overview of the measures available and their potential uses.


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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