The sexual abuse by women of children and teenagers

Narrator:
The sexual abuse of children by women was once thought to be so rare it could be ignored. Today the victims tell a different story.

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Child sexual abuse by women: The sexual abuse by women of children and teenagers

Warning: This programme contains explicit descriptions of attacks and the emotional and physical damage they have caused, which some viewers/readers may find distressing. Narrator: The sexual abuse of children by women was once thought to be so rare it could be ignored. Today the victims tell a different story. Woman: You knew when my mum […]

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Mother banned from moving

A Gold Coast woman divorced from her husband a decade ago has been forbidden by the Family Court to relocate to central Queensland to live with her fiancée. The move comes despite a landmark Family Court decision in July to allow a Cairns mother of two to move interstate and remarry, against the wishes of […]

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Wimping on child support – 1997

The Melbourne Coroner heard the sad story of a man who hanged himself in a police cell after two years of being denied access to his three children. One more victim adding weight to the continuing public concern about gross inequities in the treatment of non-custodial parents after divorce.
By the end of the day, the Howard Government had struck another blow to the campaign promoting the rights of non-custodial parents. In announcing changes to the Child Support Scheme, it wimped out.

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Men Battered by their wives – Barbara Walters ABC TV – USA

Barbara Walters: We focus a lot of attention on battered women in our society, because their plight is so common. But strange as it may sound, MEN are also victims of spousal abuse in surprisingly high numbers. Commentator: If you find this hard to believe .. that a woman smaller and weaker than a man […]

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The Cost of the Child Support Scheme – Cruickshank letter – 1997

Bettina Arndt (2/10/97 SMH/Age) talks of the costly Child Support Scheme and questions whether the cost of collection can be justified. Bettina is on the right track but research reveals that the cost to all Australians is far greater than that.

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There are always winners and losers in Family Court – 1997

Child custody disputes are undoubtedly the biggest single cause of friction in the aftermath of a marriage break-up and are probably the most significant factor in the Family Court’s poor standing among many non-custodial parents. A recent paper prepared for the Federal Government discussed opening up the Family Court to more regular and more enlightening […]

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Government Inquiry – Gold Coast Safe Cities Project 1997

Effects of Divorce and Separation on Children:
Safe Cities Project looks for ways to make the Gold Coast a safer place to live.
The Effects of Divorce and Separation on Children
During the seventies and eighties, popular opinion and research of the day tried desperately to prove that children did not suffer any ill-effects from separation and divorce. Some later researchers, even though acknowledging separation does affect children, were keen to show the damage children suffer takes place during the conflict before separation and that divorce provides some relief.

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