• 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 ...

Celebrating Fatherhood this Fathers Day for all the Right Reasons

I know many men who feel uncomfortable with the attention that they get on Father’s Day. I guess for many years as a father, I was one of those. I was very hesitant to celebrate Father's Day. Many years ago I had the same negative attitude to Christmas Day, because of all the crass commercialism. I changed, you can too. As a man once said, “When you eat the chicken, make ...

By |2021-05-18T13:42:32+10:00August 24th, 2013|Dads, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES|1 Comment
  • change

Change Don’t Come Easy

Many people have a solid, ingrained resistance to change, particularly when that change doesn’t align with the way they think. Our understanding and perception of the world around us is, to a large degree moulded by the culture of our age. When we look back to another age, another time and culture, we are often horrified by how the reasoning of the proponents of change has been trivialised, debunked or ignored. ...

By |2021-06-18T15:03:46+10:00October 3rd, 2004|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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A Harsh Statistic: Child Support and Unemployment

A harsh statistic, which should be sobering and alarming to both legislators and their advisors, but has been largely ignored, is that about 40% of all payer clients held captive by the Child Support Agency (CSA) are effectively unemployed. Another statistic that appears to have also made no impact on government decision-makers is that 76% of all unemployed men receiving unemployment benefits are payer clients of the CSA. The cost of ...

By |2021-06-18T15:10:41+10:00July 11th, 2004|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • teachers - fathers

Teachers versus Fathers

The observation that separated couples rarely get along with each other would come as no revelation to anyone. It is generally relationship problems that lead to the separation in the first place. Yet these relationship difficulties are often used by the Family Court as the basis for refusing shared parenting and for restricting a father’s contact with his children. I know of one case where a judge, who found no fault ...

By |2021-06-29T11:13:56+10:00June 3rd, 2004|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Equal Parenting

Letter to the Prime Minister from The Lone Fathers Association of Australia Part Two The best interests of the child With a legal presumption of equal shared physical custody, a clear message would be sent by the Australian community to the divorce industry that a child is a human being with an inalienable right to equal parenting (including parenting time) by both its parents and a right to not have a ...

By |2021-06-29T11:45:32+10:00January 18th, 2004|Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments

A New Vision: Giving the Fathers Back to the Children

The Childcare Industry and the De-Fathering of Society Part 5 The preceding articles in this series have argued that while the Federal Government’s generosity and concern for families may be genuine, its actions are lopsided, biased against non-custodial parents, and contribute to the de-fathering of society. The crisis of fatherless children is compounded by the fact that there are few male role models working in childcare centres. And when children leave ...

By |2021-06-13T13:30:26+10:00April 7th, 2003|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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The Well-Being of Children is Being Sacrificed On the Altar of Radical Feminist Legislation

The Childcare Industry and the De-Fathering of Society Part 4 Government funding of the childcare industry was not designed to remove children from their fathers. The fact that it does so is a consequence of the cultural bias against separated fathers that exists in our culture. This bias pervades every aspect and level of society. It means that in the development of government policies, and in the Opposition parties’ response to ...

By |2021-06-13T13:23:03+10:00March 31st, 2003|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • child support

Child Support

One of the reasons my life has been so good is that I have had a good father. I also want to be a good father to my own children. However, the freedom to make this choice no longer exists for separated fathers in Australian society. Family Law legislation in Australia has removed from me my authority as a father and placed it in the hands of anonymous government bureaucrats who ...

  • reform family law

Family Law: Reform Legislation and Values

Most separated fathers would understand that the most effective way to achieve fairness and equity in family law is through legislative reform. This reform needs to be underpinned and sustained by a change in social values that re-establishes a recognition of the value of fathering. The frontline for both these battles is the federal parliament. It’s worthwhile, therefore, to continue my report on the recent meeting held at Parliament House by ...

By |2021-06-07T14:48:32+10:00November 18th, 2002|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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