Why the Left hates families

MELANIE PHILLIPS, Daily Mail UK

MELANIE PHIILLIPS reveals how the selfish sneers of Guardianistas made her see how the Left actively fosters – and revels in – family breakdown… Comments (306) Share Melanie Phillips reveals how her father’s failings showed her the toxic legacy of inadequate parents, and how she fights the Left, not from ‘the Right’, but on its […]

Happy marriage a cure for all ills, Lib MP says

Elissa Doherty, Courier Mail, Brisbane

MARRIAGE can help prevent cancer. It is the best chance of fulfilment in life and divorcing parents should be encouraged to reconcile, says a book by the MP who could become Australia’s next families minister. Senior Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has rated the breakdown of marriage and the family a greater threat to the western […]

Men’s Guide to a Smooth Divorce

Todd R. Howerter

How to save your kids, your money and your sanity, A well written, sensitive and sensible guide to separation, children, property settlement and divorce. It is American, but the principles expressed here are universally preferable and acceptable. The author introduces the book by welcoming readers with the words , “I’m glad you found this book. Even […]

Roxon to tackle law on family violence

Pia Akerman From:The Australian

NICOLA Roxon has flagged further changes to the Family Law Act to improve the court system’s response to family violence, amid calls for greater clarification on how and when family violence should be relevant to disputes. The Attorney-General yesterday declared there was “more to do” in reforming the system to provide better support for victims, […]

Women poorer, men lonelier after divorce

Rachel Wells - Sydney Morning Herald

Quote: Women’s household incomes suffer more than men’s after divorce, but it takes men longer to recover emotionally, a study has found.

Norgrove and McIntosh’s junk science

Robert Whiston - a noted UK writer who presents a thorough analysis of the topics he selects - usually associated with family law, fatherhood, shared parenting, children's interests. You can read more of his writings here and join in his blog http://robertwhiston.wordpress.com/

“… Jennifer McIntosh’s smiling face cannot conceal that her ideological dogma will perpetuate the orphaning of children. It cannot disguise the awful misery she is inflicting on generations yet to come – hopeful futures she has dashed. What and why is so important that she has to fly half way round the world to stop it happening ?

She is the eminence gris of the [British] Norgrove Report, cited to excuse its betrayal of father’s rights and the rights of children to see their fathers.

McIntosh, and her Australian cronies, are sabotaging British efforts to bring equality to post-divorce settlements. Often this reactionary sabotage takes the form of ‘scare tactics’, alleging inter-partner domestic violence will increase, but on other occasions it is more subtle.

Divorce Hurts Children, Even Grown Ones

Jann Gumbiner, Ph.D., Psychology Today

 in The Teenage Mind – the internal experience of the young adult My parents’ divorce had lifelong effects on me and I am still feeling them.          In response to Mark Banschick’s September Psychology Today post, “The Intelligent Divorce,”  there is no such thing. Divorce is bad, plain and simple. I am a psychologist with an […]

Labor abandoned suicidal MP, says sister

The Age - Melbourne

The leadership of the federal Labor Party abandoned Victorian MP Greg Wilton in the days before his suicide five years ago, his sister said today. Leeanda Wilton today publicly backed Mark Latham over his claims last week that a toxic political environment inside the ALP contributed to Mr Wilton’s death in June 2000. Mr Latham […]

Men Alone and at Risk -

Bettina Arndt - http://www.rhfinc.org.au/docs/menrisk.pdf

“Our darling Greg died of a broken heart,” announced the death notice placed by his mother and sister when Federal MP Greg Wilton killed himself last year. Wilton’s death attracted massive publicity, highlighting the marriage break-up and loss of his children as events precipitating his drastic action. Three weeks earlier Wilton was found in a distressed state in a car with his two young children.

Greg Wilton, 44, was well aware of the vulnerability of men in his situation. Three years earlier he gave a speech in parliament commenting on a report on youth suicide, pointing out that the group at greatest risk of killing themselves were adult men.

Dwelling Choices for the Children of Separated Parents

Lars Tornstam, translated by Dr. Mark Woods for MRA

The trend is, however, undoubtedly that more and more decisions on joint custody are going to be handed down. This can, as the Swedish Vårdnadstvistutredningen (1995) points out, lead to parents, in the future, disputing the children’s dwelling place rather than who has legal custody. This makes it much more important for all the participants, (in the counselling and/or processes of decision making about the dwelling place for children of broken relationships), to base their conclusions and operations on scientific knowledge and proven experience. Lassbo (1994) states that with regards to the family structure’s effect on children’s development, there is too little empirical knowledge and too much guesswork and theorizing.