Share care at risk in family law overhaul

Nicola Berkovic - Legal Affairs Correspondence The Australian

A presumption in favour of equal shared parental responsibility, was introduced by the Howard government in 2006, in response to intense lobbying from fathers’ groups. Howard government reforms that enshrined shared care for mothers and fathers after separation could be unwound and the best interests of children taken into account when dividing property between their […]

Victorian school principals can now access medical records of parents and children

Children Legislation Amendment (Sharing of Information) Bill 2017 now legislation.$FILE/581377bi1.pdf Subject: URGENT- Children Legislation Amendment (Sharing of Information) Bill                                              -ATTENTION ALL PARENTS AND MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS-  Please read carefully and send on the material above about legislation just past by the Victorian Parliament which will allow any  school principals and Education department officials […]

The Boy Crisis – Warren Farrell and John Gray

The birthdate of The Boy Crisis is March 13 (aka “the publication date”).  But as of this morning, it was already number 1 on Amazon’s books for children’s studies. A week ago I did a brief interview connecting the school shootings with fatherlessness. It is on track for 10 million views by end-of-day. On Wednesday, […]

Whistleblower Magazine on Sexual Accusations – Stephen Baskerville

Stephen Baskerville has announced the publication of his new book, The New Politics of Sex, and let’s us know that a chapter of his book has been published in the January issue of Whistleblower magazine. I have ordered both the article from the publisher and the book from Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading the […]

Family Court lawyers urged to mediate and dodge ’horrendous delays’

NICOLA BERKOVIC - The Australian

Lawyers in NSW are being urged to make more effort to see family law disputes resolved by mediation amid “horrendous delays” in family law courts. NSW Law Society president Doug Humphreys said the organisation was “campaigning hard for the appointment of more judges to ease the significant delays and backlog of cases” in family law […]

Mum on run loses custody

Kay Dibben, The Courier Mail, Brisbane

A MUM who tried to take her two children out of Australia on falsely obtained passports, then hid them from their father, can now only see her kids once a month for two hours. The mother forged her estranged husband’s signature on the children’s passport applications, but her plan to take them overseas fell apart […]

Jordan Peterson interview fallout: It’s little wonder men don’t know where they stand

Caroline Overington, The Australian

INQUIRER Jordan Peterson faces BBC interviewer Cathy Newman. The Australian 12:00AM January 27, 2018 CAROLINE OVERINGTON Associate Editor Sydney @overingtonc Possibly you have never heard of Jordan B. Peterson, but don’t worry, soon you will. He has written a book and he is coming to Australia in March to promote it, and if you’re missing […]

Men are also victims of home violence

Bettina Arndt HERE’S some good news that passed unnoticed late last year — our official statistics reveal that for the past decade there’s been no increase in women being abused by their partners. That was the story that dropped through the cracks when the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the results of its 2016 Personal Safety […]

Corrine Barraclough: Fathers’ Christmas trauma

Corrine Barraclough, The Daily Telegraph

CONGRATULATIONS one and all: we have failed this year at tackling the broken family law system. Loving fathers, good men, won’t be opening presents with their kids around the twinkling Christmas tree, through no fault of their own. They won’t be eating yummy treats, watching movies, singing carols or playing fun games together. And their […]

Family law court costs obscenely high, judge Robert Benjamin says

Nicola Berkovic - The Australian

LEGAL AFFAIRS A Family Court judge has attacked the “obscenely high legal costs” charged by family lawyers and an apparent “win at all costs, concede little or nothing, chase every rabbit down every hole” approach to litigation. Family Court judge Robert Benjamin has referred two lawyers to the legal services watchdog over their “outrageous” and […]