Media releases

New book puts spotlight on families, policy and the law

Media release — May 2014

The Australian Institute of Family Studies today released a new collection of essays on family policy and the law to inform government, legal professionals, service providers and the community about changes in these areas in recent years.

Distant dads want more involvement with kids

Media release — September 2012

Many fathers who have children who live all or part of their time with their mother would like to be more involved in their children’s lives, according to new research released today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms finds mixed results

Media release — January 2010

The most comprehensive evaluation of Australia's family law system - drawing on the experience of 28,000 Australians - has found that overall the recent reforms are working well for the majority of children and their parents.