Statistics on Suicide in Australia –

Around 2,000 Australians take their own lives every year, affecting families, friends, work places and communities. Males account for 78 per cent of these deaths. It is also suggested elsewhere, that a similar numbers of deaths occur as a result of  inexplicable single motor vehicle accidents. This report, Australian_Bureau_of_Statistics_Suicide_Statistics_Report[1] (download pdf) provides an overview of the situation […]

Justice system let me down

AN Austinmer father says he is angry and bewildered by a judge’s comments to brand him a sook for going to police after his former partner assaulted him in front of their eight-year-old son. Judge Paul Conlon upheld Tanya Austin’s appeal over a lower court conviction for the assault and said police should have told […]

Justice system let me down

  Illawarra Mercury, Australia, by Michele Tydd, December 18, 2010. Section: News, Page: 5 AN Austinmer father says he is angry and bewildered by a judge’s comments to brand him a sook for going to police after his former partner assaulted him in front of their eight-year-old son. Judge Paul Conlon upheld Tanya Austin’s appeal […]

Professor Richard Chisholm, a retired judge of the Family Court of Australia

Men's Rights Agency, Melinda Chew CCH

Professor Richard Chisholm, retired judge of the Family Court of Australia was appointed to review the recently changed  (2006) family law legislation and  determine whether family violence issues were being adequately covered. As soon as the Labor Party took over government in 2007, women’s groups around the country and academics, who have built their reputation on domestic […]

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.