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. […]

USA – Georgia House Bill 568 would require DNA test for child support

Jeremy Stewart , North West Georgia News

House Bill 568 would require DNA test for child support                             http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/house-bill-would-require-dna-test-for-child-support/article_60b734ba-c93f-11e4-ba3d-7b19ecda16b5.html                                                                                            Georgia General Assembly Rep. Katie Dempsey said Thursday that requiring DNA testing in new child support cases is a way to end wrongful paternity claims prior to legal action.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Rome Republican authored House Bill 568, which would allow the […]

No contraception, no dole

by: GARY JOHNS, The Australian

IF a person’s sole source of income is the taxpayer, the person, as a condition of benefit, must have contraception. No contraception, no benefit.  This is not an affront to single mothers or absent fathers, or struggling parents. Such a measure will undoubtedly affect strugglers, it undoubtedly will affect Aboriginal and Islander people in great […]

Human Services spent $500k fighting one $6k case

Nicholas McCallum, Canberra Times

Senator Nick Xenophon: “This seems to be a scandalous waste of taxpayers’ money for no good effect other than to protect the butt of the department.”

British Government Statistics: ‘Fathers Who Aren’t Living with Their Children Don’t Count’

Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

[Attachment(s) from Yuri Joakimidis joakimidisyuri@yahoo.com.au [euro-dads] included below] https://www.nationalparentsorganization.org/recent-articles?id=22102  Following up on my post of yesterday… There I made the point that we can’t seriously expect fathers to act the part of dedicated, selfless parents when our culture simmers in a toxic stew of anti-dad messages. Amazingly, even with all the obstacles placed between men […]

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 […]

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.             […]

New Child Support Agency Inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee has commenced a new inquiry into the Child Support Program at the request of the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews.  The Committee has created an anonymous, online questionnaire [ https://www.research.net/s/CSPquestionnaire ] for individuals to complete, giving anyone with an experience of the Child Support Program the opportunity to […]

Abbott government to launch inquiry into child support system

PATRICIA KARVELAS, The Australian

THE Abbott government has called for a parliamentary inquiry into how the child support system works, including links between it and the Family Court. The last Coalition government, the Howard government, held a historic parliamentary inquiry into the child custody system that led to widespread changes including “shared parenting”. The House of Representatives Standing Committee […]

A Binding Child Support Agreement Can Be Set Aside

Sydney, NSW — (SBWIRE) — 10/21/2013 — A binding child support agreement can be set aside based on exceptional circumstances. An exceptional circumstance is when the agreement will cause hardship of a serious nature and inequity to the applicant. The father failed to prove the exceptional circumstance in his case. Jessup and Jessup [2010] FMCAfam 124 […]