Accountability and reporting


The Institute was established in February 1980 under the Australian Family Law Act 1975.

The Act sets out the Institute’s role, functions and governance arrangements.

The legislated functions of AIFS are:

Budget papers

The Institute’s budget and supplementary budget statements are incorporated into those of its portfolio Department.

Annual reports

The Institute’s Annual report tabled in Parliament publicly records its financial performance against budget appropriations and achievements against the outcomes and objectives established by government.

Accountability documents

Public interest disclosures