Publications

AIFS produces a number of publications relating to our research throughout the year. These include research papers and reports, facts sheets, commissioned reports and submissions. We also publish our peer-reviewed journal Family Matters twice a year and prepared reports for Closing the Gap.

All publications are also listed in our library catalogue.

See also publications from  Growing Up in Australia .

Identifying and responding to family violence and child safety concerns: Findings from the AIFS Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments

Rachel Carson, Rae Kaspiew, Jessie Dunstan, Lixia Qu, Briony Horsfall, John De Maio, Sharnee Moore, Lawrie Moloney, Melissa Coulson and Sarah Tayton
Family Matters No. 98, 2016

The Australian Institute of Family Studies was commissioned to evaluate the 2012 reforms to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) aimed at improving the family law system's responses to matters involving family violence and safety concerns. This article summarises the methodology and findings of the study, which was published across 4 reports in late 2015.

Children's commissioners and guardians

CFCA Resource Sheet— November 2016

Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories

Children's commissioners and guardians

Annual report 2015–16

Annual Report— October 2016

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

Annual report 2015-16

Children in care

CFCA Resource Sheet— October 2016

An overview of out-of-home care statistics in Australia

Children in care

Supporting young people leaving out-of-home care

Monica Campo and Joanne Commerford
CFCA Paper No. 41 — October 2016

Examines Australian and international research to identify key areas of support that may help young people successfully transition from care

Supporting young people leaving out-of-home care

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