Abbott Government to Launch Inquiry Investigating Domestic Violence Policy

Fathers4Equality http://www.fathers4equality-australia.org/abbott-govt-launch-inquiry-domestic-violence-987

Thanks to Fathers4Equality for this important release about another Government inquiry. Not much time allowed to prepare a response as closing date is 31 July 2014.     Hot on the heals of the current Child Support Inquiry being held in Parliament, on the 26 June 2014, the Abbott government agreed to another Inquiry related to family law, […]

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 […]

Fill out this survey NOW! AIFS inquiry into 2011Family law, family violence changes

 AIFS inquiry into 2011Family law, family violence changes  The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is conducting a new survey to evaluate the impact of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 (Cth) – Non-legal professionals. This AIFS survey is supposed to be for professionals. However we have filled in the survey […]

NSW Domestic Violence report recognises male victims

Greg Andresen, One in Three Website

Male victims of family violence face gap in services and need special consideration: NSW Government report The NSW Government Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues this week released their report on domestic violence trends and issues in NSW: the first ever to acknowledge the existence, needs, barriers to reporting and barriers to accessing support faced […]

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, […]

Shared care not the key for kids

Patricia Karvelas - The Australian

CHILDREN of divorced parents do not feel secure in shared care unless there is a high level of parental co-operation, according to new research, which finds that equal time and a lack of conflict between parents is not enough to foster contentment. Researcher Christina Sadowski did a qualitative study through the University of Ballarat, interviewing […]

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.

Child safety first in overhaul of family law

Herald Sun

THE Gillard Government has  unveiled radical changes to family law that redefine domestic violence, place  greater weight on child safety and could weaken the Howard government’s shared  parenting laws. The changes, which are directed at cases involving abusive parents, elevate the  safety of children to the top priority in custody disputes. Whenever a court considers […]

Senate Committee divided over shared parenting rollback

Sue Price - Men's Rights Agency

 The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee yesterday approved changes to family law legislation that will remove even more fathers from their children’s lives. The Committee divided down party lines. Coalition members submitted a minority report rejecting the changes, but the Labour controlled committee agreed with the much broader definition of domestic violence, the removal […]