The Family Law and Child Support systems need to be reformed

An article on Stan Korosi’s website at http://dialogueingrowth.com.au/parental-alienation-false-allegations/ has reminded us that some Australian politicians do actually care about the disastrous social  policies, family law legislation, child support inequities and the draconian measures applied to domestic violence legislation that is causing a major rift between family members and their children. As Stan Korosi points out, […]

Why aren’t we talking about abusive mums?

Corrine Barraclough, Kidspot.com.au

  June 19, 20175:12pm Abusive mothers are a very real problem and we have to start talking about it to be able to help. Corrine BarracloughKidspot.com.au DID you know children are more likely to be harmed by their biological mother than father? Neither did I until very recently. But why am I surprised — and […]

Mum jailed for 26 years after killing three of her children

Simone Fox Koob, The Australian

Akon Guode yesterday. The children’s father Joseph Tito Manyang, right, after sentencing. Sudanese-born mother who put four of her seven children into her Toyota Kluger SUV, drove to a park in Melbourne’s outer west and plunged the vehicle into the depths of Lake Gladman will spend at least the next two ­decades in jail for […]

Joey died from horrific abuse ‘because he looked like his father’

Emily Ritchie, The Australian

Joey was just shy of three years old when he was taken into the ­custody of his mother and stepfather. Seven weeks later, he was on life support in hospital. After three days, he was dead. Yesterday in the NSW Supreme Court, Joey’s guardians were found guilty of his murder by a jury that took […]

More mothers kill their children

The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:   Mothers (47%, n=20) Fathers (30%, n=13) Mothers’ new male partners (19%, n=8)   The phrase “women and children” excludes the fact that many killers of children are women. By consciously ignoring this fact, Keneally, […]

Akon Guode charged with murdering three of her children in lake tragedy

Tom Minear, Herald Sun

Woman charged over Vic lake deaths     A MOTHER has been charged with murdering three of her children after the Wyndham Vale lake tragedy. Akon Guode, 36, faced an out of sessions hearing last night after she was taken into custody at Melbourne West police station just after midday. She was charged with murdering […]

Fatherlessness linked to increased risk of child abuse

by Augusto Zimmermann News Weekly, January 31, 2015

For years, fathers’ groups have complained that restraining orders, intended as a shield against domestic violence, are often misused by unscrupulous pseudo-victims and over-zealous courts.[1] However, whenever these groups request that fathers should have more time to spend with their children after divorce, feminist groups argue that those children will be exposed to more violence.[2] […]

Queensland woman, 58, ‘tried to kill two boys in house fire’

A WOMAN has been charged with trying to kill two young boys in a house fire in southeast Queensland.  The 58-year-old woman was charged on Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson in relation to the fire at a house at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, in February. It is alleged […]

Children most often killed by mothers – NZ

Otago Daily Times

Chilling New Zealand figures http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/227441/children-most-often-killed-mothers New Zealand mothers kill more children than any other group in society and men are victims of domestic violence as often as women, a police investigation has found. The Family Violence Death Review, released today by police, found mothers were responsible for 45 per cent of children killed by domestic […]

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 […]