Information publication scheme

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Information we are required to publish under the IPS

Changes to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) that commenced in 2010-11 included the establishment of an Information Publication Scheme (IPS). Agencies are required to publish a plan showing how they intend to comply with the scheme. The scheme requires that agencies publish a range of information about what they do and the way it do it, as well as information dealt with or used in the course of their operations. The below policies and procedures describe how the Institute proposes to meet its obligations in respect of the Information Publication Scheme, to comply with Sections 8(1) and 8(2)(a) of the FOI Act.

Who we are

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is a Melbourne-based Australian Government statutory agency. It was established in 1980 under the Family Law Act 1975.

AIFS also incorporates the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC), which was established under the Gambling Measures Act 2012. AIFS’ Director governs AGRC’s operations.

AIFS operates within the portfolio of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and is responsible to the Minister for Social Services. 

Meet our executive team.

What we do

AIFS’ mission is to conduct high-quality, impartial research into the wellbeing of Australian families, to inform government policy and promote evidence-based practice in the family services sector.

View our annual reports and our corporate plans.

Accessibility standards  

The Australian Institute of Family Studies website is compliant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. 

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IPS compliance review

We intend to periodically review this plan to ensure it remains current. The most recent agency review was conducted in October 2023.