Child support payments: Labor MP Michelle Rowland wants parliament to apply more scrutiny

Lauren Wilson, Social Affairs Writer; News Corp Australia Network

More scrutiny… separated parents, it is claimed, should be forced to provide proof of how they spend their child support payments. Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied A LABOR MP is pushing for the Federal Government to examine whether separated parents should be forced to provide proof of how they spend their child support payments. Labor’s Member […]

Co-Parenting After Divorce – approved

Edward Kruk, Ph.D.

“There is a consensus that neither the discretionary best interests of the child standard nor sole custody or primary residence orders are serving the needs of children and families of divorce.”

Particpate in Separating Families Research – AIFS

The Australian Institute of Family Studies appears to be initiating a regular study into separating families and are currently undertaking interviews via Roy Morgan Research.  Roy Morgan Research on 1800 000 293 or email familypathways@roymorgan.com Over the last 20 years we at MRA have heard from many fathers and their relatives, detailing their horrific experiences […]

Abbott Government to Launch Inquiry Investigating Domestic Violence Policy

Fathers4Equality http://www.fathers4equality-australia.org/abbott-govt-launch-inquiry-domestic-violence-987

Thanks to Fathers4Equality for this important release about another Government inquiry. Not much time allowed to prepare a response as closing date is 31 July 2014.     Hot on the heals of the current Child Support Inquiry being held in Parliament, on the 26 June 2014, the Abbott government agreed to another Inquiry related to family law, […]

In Australia, More of the Same on Children’s Overnights from the Anti-Dad Crowd

By Robert Franklin, National Parents Organization

https://nationalparentsorganization.org/recent-articles?id=21798  One way or another, Jennifer McIntosh and her colleagues who oppose fathers having overnight care of their children before they reach age five just never quite seem to go away. And when they poke their heads up, they always seem to be saying the same things and those things always seem to be at […]

Rise of the female ‘relationship terrorists’: Study finds women are more controlling and aggressive towards their partners than men

By Emine Sinmaz and Sarah Griffiths - Daily Mail UK

Quote: Study leader Dr Elizabeth Bates said: ‘The stereotypical popular view is still one of dominant control by men. That does occur but research over the last ten to 15 years has highlighted the fact that women are controlling and aggressive in relationships too.’ She said scientists may have to think again about the reasons for male violence against women, which previous studies said arose from ‘patriarchal values’ in which men are motivated to seek to control women’s behaviour, using violence if necessary. She said other research also looked at men in prisons and women in refuges, rather than typical members of the public.

Minnesota Judge has 200 Blunt Words for Divorcing Parents!

Thanks to Gary for finding these words of wisdom.

Lifting Blanket Restrictions

Professor Richard Warshak

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-warshak/lifting-blanket-co-parenting_b_5265072.html                      Print Article                                                                   Big changes are afoot Down Under. And these presage changes in the U.S. and Europe as well. For the past few years, a research report issued by the office of the Australian Attorney General, with statements of its lead author, has exerted a disproportionate impact on […]

Audit of CSA Objections Process

PS News Online - http://www.psnews.com.au/Page_psn4087.html

Managing child support objections An audit of the Department of Human Services’ administration of child support objections has determined it to be ‘relatively effective’ but with scope for improvement.             In his report Review of Child Support Objections, Auditor-General, Ian McPhee found the Department received 15,307 objection applications in 2012-13 and dealt with 14,032 of them.             […]

Banning Men from Sitting Next to Kids on Planes is Just Sexist Lunacy

Glen Poole, published in the International Business Times

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/male-sexism-should-men-really-be-banned-sitting-next-kids-planes-1446921 Aeroplanes should not become flying bastions of sexism.REUTERS Is it fair, or feasible, to combat child abuse by stopping all men sitting next to children on planes? Tracey Spicer thinks so. She’s a proud feminist and a presenter with Sky News Australia who caused controversy just a few days ago by saying “I know […]