Child Support Amendments Bill – 2nd reading 1998

The Prime Minister, John Howard said during a Cairns radio interview that the Government MIGHT consider new measures for the child support scheme in next month’s budget . “Fathers force PM to review child support”.

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MP Tony Smith’s impassioned plea to amend divisive child support legislation – 1998

Tony Smith MP 1998 – There is no area of the public service that is growing at a faster rate than the area of the Child Support Agency. It has produced more heartache, more conflict, severed more families, driven more people to suicide, provoked more people to despair, alienated more children from their parents, and provoked more anguish amongst grandparents, than any other area of public service.

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