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, […]

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 […]

Fatherlessness linked to increased risk of child abuse

by Augusto Zimmermann News Weekly, January 31, 2015

For years, fathers’ groups have complained that restraining orders, intended as a shield against domestic violence, are often misused by unscrupulous pseudo-victims and over-zealous courts.[1] However, whenever these groups request that fathers should have more time to spend with their children after divorce, feminist groups argue that those children will be exposed to more violence.[2] […]

Queensland woman, 58, ‘tried to kill two boys in house fire’

A WOMAN has been charged with trying to kill two young boys in a house fire in southeast Queensland.  The 58-year-old woman was charged on Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson in relation to the fire at a house at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, in February. It is alleged […]

Children most often killed by mothers – NZ

Otago Daily Times

Chilling New Zealand figures New Zealand mothers kill more children than any other group in society and men are victims of domestic violence as often as women, a police investigation has found. The Family Violence Death Review, released today by police, found mothers were responsible for 45 per cent of children killed by domestic […]

We mustn’t make boys feel bad about being male

Elizabeth Jackson, ABC

  PHOTO: Do we really want little boys left feeling bad about being male? (Elizabeth Jackson) Our public schools should not portray domestic violence as a battleground of boys versus girls. We must ensure we don’t send children the wrong message, writes Elizabeth Jackson. Remember this. I like girls. I am one. I also like boys; I gave […]

Violent separations put kids in state care

Petrina Berry, Brisbane Times

The majority of Australian children in state care are there because of violent family separations, Queensland’s child safety inquiry has heard. One in four children in Australia witness violence against their mother or stepmother, the inquiry’s Commissioner Tim Carmody said on Monday. He also said 90 per cent of Family Court matters involve violent separations. […]

Anti shared parenting lobbyists

Men's Rights Agency

Recently, we have seen the effects of many years lobbying by women’s groups and academics/researchers in the passage of the Family Law (Family Violence) Act 2010. This Act has effectively ‘rolled-back’ the shared-parenting gains of 2006 by broadening the definition of domestic violence so it now means anything one wants it to mean; removing penalties for false allegations […]

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders

Yuri Joakimidis -7 April 2011

Maternal filicide, defined as child murder by mothers, is a problem that transcends national boundaries. Mothers who kill their children often use the defence of depression or insanity, but are all mothers who kill their children insane? The short answer is “No,” and some courts are beginning to recognise that fact as the following transcribed media accounts of recent criminal proceedings reveal:

“Donna Fitchett called the murder of her two boys her ‘greatest act of love’, but in sentencing late last year Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Curtain told her it was her ‘greatest act of betrayal’.

Silencing abuse victims compounds the abuse – 2000

Sue Price MRA and Sue - from the UK, an abused child

 During the past month we have watched the Queensland minister for Families Youth and Community Care, Anna Bligh make political mileage out of the “boy in the box story”. This was the tragic case where a little boy was kept tied up in a cardboard box for three weeks. He suffered 80 cigarette burns to […]