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 […]

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 […]

Child custody: one mother’s bitter lesson in sharing the kids with dad

Caroline Overington - The Australian

This was not one of those cases where the children had been ­abused and neglected, and therefore had to be removed from their mum’s care for their physical ­safety. She loved them very much and she made sure they were well fed and attending good schools, yet they now live, by court order, with their […]

The Family Law and Child Support systems need to be reformed

An article on Stan Korosi’s website at 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, […]

Parental Alienation Public Symposium – 14 Sept

Margaret Mc Gee

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Margaret Mc Gee When children reject parents whom they love As a consequence of parental conflict, children may reject a ‘good enough’ parent. Children who unreasonably reject a loved and loving parent are considered to have been alienated from a loving parent by the other parent. This scenario, referred to as parental alienation, can have […]

How daughters can repair a damaged relationship with their divorced dad

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Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids – new research

David Richter, Sakari Lemola

  People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, new University of Warwick research shows Individuals brought up by a single parent earn 30% less, are 9% less likely to be in a romantic relationship and have fewer friends, researchers find 20% of children in Germany […]

Are Dads still being McIntoshed?

Bettina Arndt

Here’s some rare good news about our Family Court system. Fewer dads with very young children are being denied overnight care of their infants and toddlers.   That’s a very big deal because up to three years ago most fathers lost out when they went to court seeking any overnight care. Lawyers used to joke […]

Parents forcefully blocked from seeing kids could be abuse

Emily Smith, Daily Mercury STOPPING parents from seeing their children could fall under the definition of child abuse if George Christensen gets his way.  The Federal Member for Dawson said he would lobby with Victorian independent Senator John Madigan to have the definition of child abuse widened to include parental alienation.  Mr. Christensen said the current system for […]

Non-dom dads: the forgotten men of single-parent families 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   By Neil […]