Australian Institute of Family Studies
Delivering quality research on family wellbeing
AIFS research dissemination survey
AIFS is conducting a survey to gather information, comments and ideas about our research dissemination activities. We would appreciate your input.
30 July - 1 August 2014 at the Melbourne Convention Centre
Research project news
- Reports from two of our research projects are now available on the Attorney-General's Department website.
Survey of Recently Separated Parents 2012 Final Report
Independent Children's Lawyers Study Final Report
See also the Independent Children's Lawyers Study's Facts sheet for families
- Read about our new research projects:
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Review and Evaluation
Forced Adoption Support Services Scoping Study
Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments
Survey of gambling research and resources
The Australian Gambling Research Centre needs your help. Read more about the survey
- Child sexual abuse research In an effort to support the work of the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia we have collated resources and information for victim/survivors of child sexual abuse, practitioners/service providers and those interested in finding out more about support services.
- Child care participation and maternal employment trends in Australia
AIFS research report: This paper explores trends in child care in Australia from 1984 to 2011, for children aged under 12 years old with employed mothers. It provides insights on the relationship between maternal employment and child care, and how the roles of different care providers have changed.
- Diverting Indigenous offenders from the criminal justice system
Closing the Gap resource sheet: This resource sheet reviews the evidence on the functioning and effectiveness of various diversionary programs to assess what works - and what doesn't - in helping divert people away from the justice system.
- The tyrannies of distance and disadvantage
AIFS research report: This research report investigates whether the gaps in children's development in regional areas compared to children living in the major cities is explained by their distance from the major cities (remoteness), or is it because many regional areas are disadvantaged compared to the cities?