Non-dom dads: the forgotten men of single-parent families

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/11284758/Non-dom-dads-the-forgotten-men-of-single-parent-families.html Official attitudes towards non-custodial fathers are several decades out of   date, leaving them effectively cast out of society, writes Neil Lyndon  ‘No matter how devoted he may be, a father who does not live with his children will almost certainly find it impossible to be recognised as an equal parent’ Photo: Alamy                                                                                  […]

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 […]

The father of all interviews: F4J Founder Matt O’Connor chats to Peter Lloyd, author of the book every man must read, Stand by Your Manhood.

www.fathers-4-justice.org/the-father-of-all-interviews-f4j-founder-matt-oconnor-chats-to-peter-lloyd-author-of-the-book-every-man-must-read-stand-by-your-manhood BACK TO BLOG           Peter, what made you write a book about the challenges facing men? I work in the media and it was clear that nobody else was writing anything about men. There were lots of great stories about men and fathers, yet I was amazed nothing was being […]

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 […]

Co-Parenting After Divorce – approved

Edward Kruk, Ph.D.

“There is a consensus that neither the discretionary best interests of the child standard nor sole custody or primary residence orders are serving the needs of children and families of divorce.”

Particpate in Separating Families Research – AIFS

The Australian Institute of Family Studies appears to be initiating a regular study into separating families and are currently undertaking interviews via Roy Morgan Research.  Roy Morgan Research on 1800 000 293 or email familypathways@roymorgan.com Over the last 20 years we at MRA have heard from many fathers and their relatives, detailing their horrific experiences […]

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, […]

In Australia, More of the Same on Children’s Overnights from the Anti-Dad Crowd

By Robert Franklin, National Parents Organization

https://nationalparentsorganization.org/recent-articles?id=21798  One way or another, Jennifer McIntosh and her colleagues who oppose fathers having overnight care of their children before they reach age five just never quite seem to go away. And when they poke their heads up, they always seem to be saying the same things and those things always seem to be at […]

Rise of the female ‘relationship terrorists’: Study finds women are more controlling and aggressive towards their partners than men

By Emine Sinmaz and Sarah Griffiths - Daily Mail UK

Quote: Study leader Dr Elizabeth Bates said: ‘The stereotypical popular view is still one of dominant control by men. That does occur but research over the last ten to 15 years has highlighted the fact that women are controlling and aggressive in relationships too.’ She said scientists may have to think again about the reasons for male violence against women, which previous studies said arose from ‘patriarchal values’ in which men are motivated to seek to control women’s behaviour, using violence if necessary. She said other research also looked at men in prisons and women in refuges, rather than typical members of the public.

Minnesota Judge has 200 Blunt Words for Divorcing Parents!

Thanks to Gary for finding these words of wisdom.