LABOR LOSES SUPPORT OF SEPARATED PARENTS

Men's Rights Agency

Australian parents concerned by the threatened Government roll back to shared parenting improvements will not vote for Labor this time around, a survey has found.
Despite 66 percent voting for Labor in 2007, now 92 percent definitely will not or are highly unlikely to vote for Labor in 2010.

Men’s Rights Agency – Media Awards 2006

Men’s Rights Agency recently announced the second annual Media Awards.
“The Awards are intended to highlight the need for both sides of gender issues to be explored fairly, without men being subjected to unreasonable ridicule and criticism”, said Mrs Sue Price, a director of Men’s Rights Agency.

CSA Boss Cathy Argall moved out

Sue Price. MRA News

After a spectacular ‘dummy spit’ in response to the release of the PIR Report into the cost of CSA to the Australian Taxpayer, CSA General Manager, Cathy Argall has been moved to the Health Insurance Commission, and 2IC Sheila Bird is now the Acting General Manager, with ex Queensland Regional Registrar Angela Tillman appointed as Acting Assistant General Manager

Man beaters behind closed doors

Melanie Phillips - NEWS REVIEW

Domestic violence by women is rising as the balance of power in the home shifts their way Hitting out: women today have greater economic and sexual freedom, and are more inclined to use violence in a relationship. At a conference on women and the law at Dublin Castle last weekend, Cherie Blair made a stirring […]

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 […]

Children tell MP: agency stole their life savings

Katharyn Heagney, Canberra Times

Four Queensland children have written to their local Member of Parliament claiming the Child Support Agency ‘ stole’ their life savings to help pay their father’s $43,000 child-support debt.
The children, aged between nine and 15 years, said in the letter $2099.32 had been seized on Christmas Eve from a bank savings account their father operated as trustee for them.

Striking a balance on violence orders – editorial opinion 1999

The Australian - editorial

[Eds note: There’s plenty of opportunities to respond to this editorial about the incorrect assumption that only women and children are victims of domestic violence. The Australian is trying to create further discussion – so please write in to Post GPO Box 4162 Sydney NSW 2001or Fax to 02 9288 2824 or 02 9288 3077 […]

AVOs: Apprehended violence industry or disease?

Trevor Nyman Law Society Journal (NSW, Australia), page 52. Cite as (1999) 37 (11) LSJ 52

About the author: Trevor Nyman is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law and adjunct professor at University of Technology, Sydney. He is a foundation member of the Criminal Law Committee and supervising editor of the College of Law papers on crime and advocacy. SINCE 1951 THERE HAVE BEEN provisions in the NSW Crimes Act for […]

Gender Differences in Patterns of Relationship Violence in Alberta

Donald Dutton, Marilyn Kwong & Kim Batholomew - CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE, 1999, 31:3, 150-160

Men and women, respectively, reported similar one-year prevalence rates of husband-to-wife violence (12.9% and 9.6%) and wife-to-husband violence (12.3% and 12.5%). However, differential gender patterns of reporting were identified. On average, men reported that they and their female partners were equally likely to engage in violent acts and to initiate violent conflicts.

Females in a fury

Melbourne Age, 4/2/99, By PAULYNE POGORELSKE

A rise in female crime figures is challenging preconceptions of the “gentler” sex.
Anne, a 29-year-old mother of four young children, recently spent nine months in jail or the armed robbery of a Footscray clothes shop.
Equipped with a stolen bolt-action rifle in January 1996, she held up two women, threatening to shoot them unless they opened the till. When they refused, Anne grabbed a handbag from one of the women and ran out of the shop. No shots were fired.
She received a 23-month sentence, but was paroled after nine months and released in July 1997.