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  • Child Reforms

A 7-Point Plan of Reforms to Australia’s Child Support System

Australia’s child support system was introduced by the Hawke Government in 1988. Since that time, it has undergone various incremental reforms such that the system as it stands in 2021 at times seems to work contrary to the well-being of children and their parents.  According to a renowned expert on such matters, Professor Patrick Parkinson, from the University of Queensland Law School, says the introduction of the child support system in ...

By |2021-09-23T06:53:04+10:00September 23rd, 2021|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • limits

10 Life-Giving Hacks for Living Within Lockdown Limits

Health-hindering lockdowns are by no means fun. The routine COVID-19 “stay home” decrees were agreeably necessary when little was known about the virus. 19 months on, government decrees are less about preserving health, and more about governments serving themselves. There’s little doubt that keeping people scared, helps an increasingly militant bureaucracy keep emergency powers firmly in their hands. It’s with this in mind that I’m reluctant to give out ideas for ...

By |2021-08-27T21:50:35+10:00August 28th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
  • this bloke

I Know This Bloke

I know this bloke: he is an old fella, but a single dad. He has been through the mill before; the ‘family court mill’, I mean. Anyway, he now has a 9-year-old little girl who is living with him. She is a beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring little girl. He has no court orders, hasn't been to the courts, hasn't applied, just has an agreement with his wife, and the child is ...

By |2021-08-27T21:40:18+10:00August 28th, 2021|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • men in crisis

Men in Crisis

“Can you help me?” These were the words I first heard when I picked up the phone. “I can’t see my kids and I don’t know what to do. I feel like giving up and I am thinking about killing myself to shut off the pain.” The matter-of-fact way he said these words told me that this was no veiled threat, but a carefully considered option. Men don’t usually tell you ...

International Men’s Day Has Come of Age

Dr Alex George has shared a heartfelt post in honour of his dad, Anthony, to mark International Men's Day. The TV star, 30 years old, took to Instagram to mark the occasion and also urged his followers to check in on their male friends' mental health. Alongside a selfie of himself with his retired police officer father, Alex wrote: "I am super proud of you Dad, you are always there for ...

By |2021-05-07T18:52:10+10:00November 22nd, 2020|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments

Raising Fathers

Robert Falzon, a good friend of mine in the men’s movement, asked me to contribute a chapter to his new book called Raising Fathers: Fathering from the Frontline -- 12 Men’s Stories. Here is an excerpt from my contribution. It was a fine weather Sunday in this small resort town. The café was full of people having their lunch. No one seemed to recall seeing the young man with blonde hair ...

  • Andrew Renouf

In Loving Memory of Andrew T Renouf (Part 2)

Thank GOD we have DIDS in this country. 5 males a day, every day, suicide in this country. In Canada, it’s 9 a day. We are establishing links to start DIDS over there. ~~~ Andrew T. Renouf committed suicide on or about October 17, 1995, because he had 100% of his wages taken by the Family Responsibility Office, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Canada. He asked for assistance for ...

By |2021-09-11T11:26:55+10:00October 23rd, 2005|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Andrew Renouf

In Loving Memory of Andrew T Renouf (Part 1)

Thank GOD we have DIDS in this country. 5 males a day, every day, suicide in this country. In Canada, it's 9 a day. We are establishing links to start DIDS over there. ~~~ Andrew T. Renouf committed suicide on or about October 17, 1995, because he had 100% of his wages taken by the Family Responsibility Office, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Canada. He asked for assistance for ...

By |2021-09-11T11:26:49+10:00October 16th, 2005|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • father and daughter

Altruistic Love of a Father

It is nearly forty years ago since the first known father, an Australian, applied for legal custody of a baby girl and was subsequently granted legal custody of his baby daughter by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Though this father was granted legal custody of his baby daughter by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Department of Community Welfare and the Department of Social Security of the ...

By |2021-09-11T12:13:22+10:00August 28th, 2005|Babies, Children, Dads, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • law reform

Law Reform Lacks Representation

Below are just a few of the emails that I have been swamped with since sending out the notice of public hearings for Wednesday and Thursday, today. Many are from women. ALL are of disgust. Where is the representation from men's groups, you ask? Easy -- they obviously didn't want you there. DIDS received this notice today, and it was forwarded from a friend, not from the Attorney-General’s Department. The hearings ...

By |2021-09-11T11:14:50+10:00July 24th, 2005|Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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