Corporate documents

AIFS Corporate plan

The AIFS Corporate plan outlines our vision, mission and values. It profiles our current research focus and identifies future research opportunities. This plan fulfills AIFS' obligation to have a corporate plan under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA).

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Corporate Plan 2021/22 to 2024/25

Corporate document— August 2021

The AIFS Corporate Plan 2021 outlines our vision to make a profound and positive contribution to the lifetime wellbeing of Australian families.

Budget papers

The Institute’s budget statements are incorporated into those of the Department of Social Services.

Annual reports

The Institute’s annual report records its financial performance and its achievements against the objectives established by government.

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Annual Report 2020/21

Corporate document— October 2021

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

Accountability documents

  • Contracts: Information about the contracts entered into by the Institute can be viewed here
  • Gifts/Benefits Register: Information on gifts and/or benefits can be viewed here 
  • Legal services: Information about the Institute's expenditure on legal services can be viewed here
  • Lists of Departmental and Agency Files:  Information on the AIFS Files list is contained within the DSS File list which can be found on the DSS website
  • Planned Procurements: Information on the expected procurements of the Institute can be viewed on the AusTender website.

Public interest disclosures

AIFS complies with the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act).  Information on how to make an internal public interest disclosure about AIFS can be viewed here.  AIFS' procedures for how it deals with public interest disclosures can also be viewed here.

Child Safe Policy

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is committed to the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations outlined in the Commonwealth Government’s Child Safety Framework. We provide a child-safe environment, and our organisational structures, policies, procedures and processes promote child safety and wellbeing.

Our compliance is ensured by our Child Safe Policy, our Risk Management Framework, our recruitment, selection and training of staff, and our systems for engaging with children and families in the course of our research. Our compliance will be regularly reviewed to ensure it aligns with the Commonwealth’s Child Safe Framework. 

View the Child Safe Policy (PDF 3.98 MB)

AIFS Statement of Intent

Download Statement of Expectation (PDF 610 KB)
Download Statement of Intent (PDF 320 KB)

APS Code of Conduct Procedures

Download APS Code of Conduct Procedures (PDF 165 KB)

AIFS podcasts

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AIFS news

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