Geldof's most recent high-profile crusade is to highlight the anti-father prejudice of the family courts. When he and Paula Yates originally split he lost custody of the children, and even though he fought successfully (at great expense) to get them back, his shock and disgust with the system rages on.
Wednesday 19th March 2008 will go down as a milestone event in the men & fathersí movement in Australia. This was the day when almost 30 key leaders, representing menís, fatherhood and family groups, academics and health professionals, met in Federal Parliament to discuss forward motion on the Labor Partyís proposed National Menís Health Policy.
For the children, divorce can be a minefield of parental absences, new homes, new rules Ė and even new family members. Here, kids who have been through the "big bang" talk about how the separation affected their lives.
Peter's parents broke up. His mum got custody, and got depressed, dad got mad and got out and Peter, as you could guess, got both mad and depressed and got the tummy aches that wore his inner pain. Later on dad and his new partner asked to have Peter for the holidays. Many solicitor bills later it happened, it worked well and Peter asked his mum if he could stay.