Australian Institute of Family Studies Director
The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. It was established in 1980 under the Family Law Act 1975. Its role is to increase understanding of factors affecting how Australian families function by: - conducting research; and - disseminating findings. With a history of more than 30 years of researching and analysing influences on Australian families, AIFS holds a wealth of policy- and practice-relevant knowledge - a foundation of knowledge that continues to grow. The Institute's work provides an evidence base for developing policy and practice related to the wellbeing of families in Australia.
Type of Body
R. Management Board
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Family Law Act 1975
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
X. Internal Management
1 February 1980