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:
- to help identify the factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia by conducting, encouraging and coordinating research; and
- to promote the protection of the family as the fundamental group unit in society.
The Institute’s budget and supplementary budget statements are incorporated into those of its portfolio Department.
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.
- Contracts entered into by the Institute pursuant to the Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts
- Legal Services Expenditure 2012-13
- Planned Procurements
Information on the procurements the Institute expects to undertake is published in our annual procurement plan, as available on the AusTender website. Annual Procurement Plans are for planning purposes only and it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described property or services.
- Senate Order for the Production of Indexed Lists of Departmental and Agency Files
- The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) creates a public interest disclosure scheme that promotes integrity and accountability in the Australian public sector.
- Public interest disclosures about AIFS
Information on how to make an internal public interest disclosure about AIFS
- Public interest disclosures: Agency procedures
How AIFS facilitates and deals with public interest disclosures