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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
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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 ...

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Amazing Support for Dads4Kids Over Two Decades

Help comes from the most unexpected places in the most unexpected ways. This has been the case since the beginning of Dads4Kids in 2002. My wife and I have been truly humbled by the amazing support Dads4Kids has received over that time. When we started Dads4Kids there was a desperate need to see positive change for men and fathers. Thankfully, we saw significant support from conservative liberal parliamentarians too numerous to ...

By |2021-06-26T22:17:28+10:00June 26th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, RITES OF PASSAGE, TRAINING|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 ...

Dads Living Longer

This week Dads4Kids launches its annual end-of-financial-year Help the Children Appeal. One great reason to give to the Help the Children Appeal is because Dads4Kids is helping dads live longer than in years gone by. Last year, on 1 November 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released an important news item. The ABS reported: “Life expectancy at birth is greater for Australian females than males, however male life expectancy is ...

By |2021-05-05T14:54:52+10:00June 7th, 2020|Children, Dads|0 Comments

The Attack Against the Modern Aussie Man

One of the ways International Men's Day was celebrated, on Tuesday 19 November 2013, was by holding a Men and Fathers’ Strategic Roundtable at Parliament House, Canberra. Thirty-three delegates from many parts of the men and fathers’ movement actively participated. Three of the delegates were indigenous, seven were women and a few others came as observers. During the lunch break, Carolyn Managh from M&C Saatchi released The Modern [Aussie] Man White ...

By |2021-05-18T12:11:19+10:00November 22nd, 2013|Dads, MANHOOD, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|1 Comment

International Mens’ Day

It is International Men’s Day on Tuesday 19 November. See the promo video and for a laugh check out this funny video put together a few years ago. Celebrate this day in whatever way you can. The theme this year is “Keeping Men and Boys Safe” and the five challenges are: Tackling male suicide Keeping men and boys safe to allow them to become tomorrow’s role models End tolerance of violence towards ...

By |2021-05-18T12:09:53+10:00November 16th, 2013|Dads, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments

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

Happy Families, Healthy Economy

Last week I got a phone call from Mary-Louise Fowler, the coordinator of the World Congress of Families VII (WCF). She said with a worried voice, “We are in danger of losing some of our best speakers!” “Why?” I asked. Mary-Louise replied, “Homosexual activists are attacking the World Congress of Families because many of the speakers believe that children deserve a mother and a father and that marriage between a man and a woman is the best ...

By |2021-05-26T12:51:28+10:00May 18th, 2013|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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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
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