Pauline Hanson gets her wish: child support to be audite

by Fleur Anderson - AFR

The audit will focus on the effectives of the agencies’ enforcement activities, including intercepting tax refunds and reviewing the accuracy of parents’ tax returns. (not too much here about reassessing the formula and stopping CSA from creating their own version of a payer’s income)

Nationals could help Pauline Hanson put Family Court back in the spotlight

ABC - By political reporter Eliza Borrello

Photo: Ms Hanson says the Family Court system is “destroying families”. Related Story: Where do the crossbenchers stand on the major issues? Related Story: The resurgence of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Pauline Hanson’s success at the federal election could put the Family Court back in the spotlight, with some Nationals believing her push to abolish […]

Child Support Agency sues father who lavished cash on daughters

Noel Towell, The Canberra Times

The man has been sued because he gave the money straight to his daughters, rather than putting it through the government system.. Photo: Louie Douvis More public service news $600,000 child support litigation nightmare over The Child Support Agency launched a court case against a man who had just lavished more than $17,000 on his […]

‘Deadbeat dads’ face fines in sweeping changes to child support

Natasha Bita, The Australian

Parents who refuse to pay child support should be fined while those who waste children’s maintenance money should have the cash quarantined, a federal parliamentary inquiry has recommended in the biggest shake-up of child support in a generation. A crackdown on “deadbeat dads’’ who owe $1.4bn in child support will be recommended by the House […]

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 […]