Support Payments “Drove Man To Suicide”

Megan Doherty, Canberra Times

“You’ve Pushed Him To The Grave”, Ex-Partner Tells CSA Officer. Queenbeyan woman Kate Gibbs is convinced the pressure of making child support payments while being unable to build a new life of his own is what finally drove her former partner to commit suicide. Ms Gibbs and Warrant Gilbert always expected to support his three […]

Parental Payments Cost “Three Lives A Day”

Megan Doherty, Canberra Times

As many as three men a day are committing suicide because the nation’s child-support system is driving them over the edge, according to the Lone Father’s Association Australia. Association President Barry Williams said the claim was not based any official figures but on anecdotal evidence such as phone calls made to its 22 branches around […]