Talking Point: Root causes of domestic violence are ignored by grand plan

Greg Barns, Hobart Mercury

http://m.themercury.com.au/news/opinion/talking-point-root-causes-of-domestic-violence-are-ignored-by-grand-plan/story-fnj4f64i-1227485748237   Premier Will Hodgman, Our Watch chairwoman Natasha Stott Despoja and Australian of the Year Rosie Batty after the release of the Government’s domestic violence plan. Picture: RICHARD JUPE POLITICIANS are a shallow lot these days. Good policy, policy based on evidence and on ensuring dealing with existential issues, is jettisoned for headline grabbing […]

More mothers kill their children

The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:   Mothers (47%, n=20) Fathers (30%, n=13) Mothers’ new male partners (19%, n=8)   The phrase “women and children” excludes the fact that many killers of children are women. By consciously ignoring this fact, Keneally, […]

Why men feel aggrieved in family court interventions

Michael Challinger, Melbourne Age

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/why-men-feel-aggrieved-in-family-court-interventions-20150810-givcxp.html 11 August 2015 Comments 45 Michael Challinger A legal process to restrain family violence needs to work faster and more fairly. Photo: Intervention orders do more than just restrain violence. Often they separate a man from his children, evict him from his home and deprive him of his property. Photo: Craig Sillitoe My client Tom* was […]

Akon Guode charged with murdering three of her children in lake tragedy

Tom Minear, Herald Sun

Woman charged over Vic lake deaths     A MOTHER has been charged with murdering three of her children after the Wyndham Vale lake tragedy. Akon Guode, 36, faced an out of sessions hearing last night after she was taken into custody at Melbourne West police station just after midday. She was charged with murdering […]

The hidden politics of family violence

Martin McKenzie-Murray, The Saturday Paper

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/law-crime/2015/08/08/the-hidden-politics-family-violence/14389560002224?utm_source=The+Saturday+Briefing&utm_campaign=52e799caf8-The_Saturday_Briefing_08_08_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de0204698-52e799caf8-303191829 Two days before Christmas, the freshly anointed premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced the establishment of a royal commission on family violence. “The whole system is broken,” he said. “It doesn’t protect the vulnerable, it doesn’t punish the guilty and more of the same policies will only mean more of the same tragedies.” Andrews […]

‘Deadbeat dads’ face fines in sweeping changes to child support

Natasha Bita, The Australian

Parents who refuse to pay child support should be fined while those who waste children’s maintenance money should have the cash quarantined, a federal parliamentary inquiry has recommended in the biggest shake-up of child support in a generation. A crackdown on “deadbeat dads’’ who owe $1.4bn in child support will be recommended by the House […]

Stop stacking the legal deck against dads

Jasmine Hernandez, New York Post http://nypost.com/2015/06/18/stop-stacking-the-legal-deck-against-dads/

  Photo: Shutterstock As a family-law attorney, it’s been my passion to meet fathers who exhibit the unyielding desire to win custody — or, at the very least, enforce their visitation and decision-making rights in the lives of their children after divorce. This Sunday, there will be many men spending Father’s Day without the ability […]

One in Three Campaign launches Respectful Relationship poster series for young males

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2015/6/8/one-in-three-campaign-launches-respectful-relationship-poste.html One in Three has produced a series of seven free  digital poster designs aimed at educating boys and young men about respectful and healthy relationships. Covering issues such as sexual abuse/unwanted sex, social abuse/isolation and physical and emotional abuse, the posters aim to encourage young males not to accept unhealthy or abusive behaviours in their relationships. […]

Australian feminist attacks integrity of advocacy group for male victims of domestic violence

http://www.fighting4fair.com/uncategorized/australian-feminist-attacks-integrity-of-advocacy-group-for-male-victims-of-domestic-violence/    In her article entitled ‘The ‘One in Three’ claim about male domestic violence victims is a myth‘, Jane Gilmore launched a full-frontal attack on the integrity of Australia’s key advocacy group for male victims of domestic violence, and of the men’s rights movement (MRM) generally. But more than that, Jane did exactly what feminists […]

End the war on deadbeat dads (or fathers who cannot afford to pay)

by Tina Dupuy at http://www.aurorasentinel.com/opinion/dupuy-end-war-deadbeat-dads/

 An interesting response to an article written by Tina Dupuy, who was raised in family where her father did not support his children. Despite this she is absolutely correct in saying : None of this is in the best interests of the children. None of this makes their lives better—or more secure, comfortable or hopeful. […]