Man beaters behind closed doors

Domestic violence by women is rising as the balance of power in the home shifts their way Hitting out: women today have greater economic and sexual freedom, and are more inclined to use violence in a relationship. At a conference on women and the law at Dublin Castle last weekend, Cherie Blair made a stirring […]

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Support Payments “Drove Man To Suicide”

“You’ve Pushed Him To The Grave”, Ex-Partner Tells CSA Officer. Queenbeyan woman Kate Gibbs is convinced the pressure of making child support payments while being unable to build a new life of his own is what finally drove her former partner to commit suicide. Ms Gibbs and Warrant Gilbert always expected to support his three […]

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Parental Payments Cost “Three Lives A Day”

As many as three men a day are committing suicide because the nation’s child-support system is driving them over the edge, according to the Lone Father’s Association Australia. Association President Barry Williams said the claim was not based any official figures but on anecdotal evidence such as phone calls made to its 22 branches around […]

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Married to the mob

  The Weekend Australian, SAT 18 NOV 2000, By Adrian McGregor They call it “The Club“, the male-dominated legal fraternity that looks after its own. Adrian McGregor reports that, for some of those lawyers’ wives, a broken marriage can mean an unequal fight that leaves them angry, desperate and broke SECRET MEN’S BUSINESS Under the […]

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Australian Suicide Victim “Hounded” Over Child Support

It was “a tragic indictment of the system” that a Canberra man had committed suicide holding a letter of demand from the Child Support Agency, the ACT Coroners Court was told yesterday. Barrister Richard Thomas said the receipt of the letter two days before Warren Gilbert’s death in August had “tipped him over the edge”. […]

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Australian Suicide Victim “Hounded” Over Child Support

It was “a tragic indictment of the system” that a Canberra man had committed suicide holding a letter of demand from the Child Support Agency, the ACT Coroners Court was told yesterday.
Barrister Richard Thomas said the receipt of the letter two days before Warren Gilbert’s death in August had “tipped him over the edge”.

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Change is essential to the child support formula

It will be a tragedy if the current moves to change the child support system are thwarted in the Senate, writes Bettina Arndt .
The latest attempt to reform child support is in trouble, with Labor and Democrat senators refusing to pass key government amendments. Talks continue but it seems unlikely the Government will overcome Opposition resistance to dividing the costs of children more fairly between separated parents.

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Gloves off in battle of sexes

WOMEN are becoming more violent towards their partners – and have overtaken men as aggressors in relationships. A study based on an analysis of 34,000 men and women by a British academic has indicated that women are more violent than men. The report does not play down domestic violence by men, which is more likely […]

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Gloves off in battle of sexes

WOMEN are becoming more violent towards their partners – and have overtaken men as aggressors in relationships. A study based on an analysis of 34,000 men and women by a British academic has indicated that women are more violent than men. The report does not play down domestic violence by men, which is more likely […]

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Estimating the Costs of Contact for Non-resident Parents

The research establishes that the costs of exercising contact will often be relatively high. For
example, where contact with one child is for 20% of the nights of the year, the cost of this
contact represents about 40% of the total yearly costs of raising that child in an intact couple
household with a medium income, and more than half the total yearly costs of that child in a
household with a low income.

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