Media release 7 Dec 2023
Australians increasingly choosing their family members
According to new research by AIFS, Australians have a wide range of views when it comes to defining their family, with many younger people saying love and unconditional support is more important than genetics and legal ties.
Media release 19 Nov 2023
Parents encouraged to give children more freedom when playing in nature
New research suggests that parents should follow their child's lead when playing in nature and also help them experiment and assess risk for themselves.
Parental Leave Pay and Dad and Partner Pay: Patterns of use
This research report explores how the Australian Government's Parental Leave Pay (PLP) and Dad and Partner Pay (DAPP) were used by families up to December 2022.
What is family?
The findings of the Families in Australia Survey conducted in late 2021 provide useful insights on aspects of Australian families.
Intimate partner violence among Australian 18–19 year olds
This snapshot examines risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence victimisation among Australian adolescents.
How to write a survey questionnaire for evaluation: A guide…
The resource provides basic information and practical tips to help you design and implement simple survey questionnaires for your program evaluation activities.
Using a survey to collect data for evaluation: A guide for…
This practice guide is for people working in child and family support services who have limited experience or training in using surveys.
Engaging young children (0-5 years) in nature play
This practice guide synthesises research evidence relating to young children's (0-5 years) engagement in nature play.