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Shared Parenting Council

News Summary

30 Apr
inquiry into how the child support system works, including links between it and the Fa...

24 Apr
Domestic violence study flawed say mens health advocates

27 Jan
Court refuses to send quake-affected boys to NZ

14 Dec
Child's school project becomes a plea to the Family Court

18 Oct
Woman who took child abroad on trial

18 Oct
Barriers make child's play hard work for grandads

12 Oct
International report on fathers paternity leave after birth of bubs

05 Oct
Child trapped in Egypt by bizarre custody battle

03 Sep
Paternal influence crucial to the success of children

25 Aug
March against Alienation - Fathers Day Hyde Park

13 Aug
Hard line over child abuse (NZ)

06 Jul
False abuse claims are the new court weapon, retiring judge says

11 May
NSW Government releases Domestic Violence App

29 Apr
Defendants To Front Up In Court Study (NZ)

11 Apr
Cost of raising a child to 18 is now $1 million

08 Apr
Cost of raising a child

06 Feb
Gotcha tapes disliked by court

02 Feb
Review of Australias national Paid Parental Leave scheme

06 Jan
Age eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A has changed

01 Jan
Minister Macklin announces changes to Newstart

14 Dec
Lawyers say Family Court reforms pose risk to vulnerable (NZ)

21 Oct
There's got to be something more than this! say men

12 Oct
Mothers who deny fathers access to the couples children after a break-up could be jail...

03 Oct
Father must withdraw criminal charges - Girls ordered back to Italy

02 Oct
New name for Federal Magistrates Court revealed.

15 Sep
Opposition Grows to British Governments Parenting Proposal (UK)

23 Aug
WA court counsellors sticking fathers with false allegations

07 Aug
Sisters lose High Court custody challenge

03 Aug
Feuding couples to pay for dispute resolution (NZ)

23 Jul
Child support formula baffles 90% of parents - AIFS study

12 Jul
Dad's 'good times' with daughter cut by court

29 Jun
Family Court seeks missing children

23 Jun
Tough means test locks low-income earners out of Legal Aid

20 Jun
Dads needed on Father's Day [USA]

19 Jun
Government Assent and Notice of increased fees

13 Jun
Publications released on new Family Law changes June 2012

07 Jun
FM Tom Altobelli takes innovative approach

04 Jun
Taunts, cruelty to pets now domestic violence

02 Jun
Growing importance of men in families

02 Jun
Member calls for Government to undertake a comprehensive review of family law and the ...

29 May
New practice note for AVOs in the local Court (NSW)

27 May
New Federal Magistrate Myers appointed to Newcastle

14 May
Girls 'taken' before being deported to Italy

06 May
Child support payments secured by new investigation unit

04 May
Single parents to lose benefits

01 May
Child protection boosted

01 May

26 Apr
Ex-lover punished for Facebook revenge

29 Mar
The fruits of litigation!

27 Mar
De Facto property laws pass parliament

03 Mar
Grandparents lose out again! Couple lose court battle to contact grandchildren

29 Feb
Family Court restructure Bill to be reintroduced

29 Feb
Government moves to provide certainty over de facto property court orders

22 Feb
Family Courts bungle casts doubt on de facto property settlements

29 Jan
Mum's hate campaign against stepmother reverses lives with parent

02 Jan
CSA new account statements imminent

28 Dec
Grandparents ignore State Government and CSA collect.

15 Dec
Separated parents should not share custody of babies or toddlers under two !

07 Dec
Federal Magistrates guidelines for litigants contacting FM's

30 Nov
Mother gets apology from court for removal of children

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Shared Parenting Council of Australia

The Shared Parenting Council of Australia was incorporated in September 2002 as a representative body for a range of Parent, Children, Church and Family Law Reform organisations who share the common purpose of prescribing in law, every child's fundamental human right to an equal opportunity and relationship with both their Mother and Father following parental separation or divorce.
The Shared Parenting Council has maintained a commitment to the primary principal that each parent shall facilitate and encourage a close relationship with children ensuring that children have the benefit of both of their parents having a meaningful involvement in their lives and is working to deliver real shared parenting time outcomes for children The Shared Parenting Council believes in the fundemental principal of a presumption of equal time notwithstanding the safety of children is paramount and the ability of one or other of the parents to support equal or substaintially equal time arrangements
If you or a member of your family is currently going through the Family Court system for residence or contact with a child, then you will be experiencing one of the most traumatic episodes in your life.

If you or a member of your family is currently going through the Family Court system for residence or contact with a child, then you will be experiencing one of the most traumatic episodes in your life.

Family Breakdown, separation and divorce have become increasingly common in Australia today, with an estimated 50,000 or more families per year experiencing the loss and devastation these life changing circumstances can bring.

Not only is there a loss to familial relationships with your partner and children involved, but very often great financial hardship that can last for years after the event.

The Shared Parenting Council of Australia is well aware of these hardships, and our representatives are experienced in all aspects of the Family Law process as it currently stands.

We have researchers, legal advisors and counsellors as part of our team and through our affiliate organisations can offer genuine assistance to individuals and families in crisis.

Many of you will be experiencing the potential loss of your parenting role through 'forced' divorce and how your once unfettered access to your children is suddenly curtailed by Orders made in the Family Court.

Grandparents too, can experience a termination of their developmental role in their grandchildren's lives, and we also cater services for all family members exposed to this process.

Your first feelings from a Family Court Order can involve disbelief, anger and frustration at what is often a gross injustice to you, as a parent, and to your child or children through this system.

We understand your grief and are working on solutions to these problems - but we too need your help.

Join the Shared Parenting Council of Australia today and together we can help bring about change to the system that is destroying our children's lives through enforced separation and parental deprivation.

Your need is urgent and new solutions are required. With a small contribution to our cause, we hope to bring about change to the system - and provide better outcomes for you and your family.

SPCA News & Articles

inquiry into how the child support system works, ... (30 April, 2014, 11:04 PM)
Child Support
The Abbott government has called for a parliamentary inquiry into how the child support system works, including links between it and the Family Court. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has announced it has commenced a new inquiry into the Child Support Program, as requested by the Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews. It has been charged with looking at under or over payments, and enforcement options for payments, flexibility for families, and providing the best options for children in conflict situations, how the program fits with mediation and Family Assistance frameworks, and links between the child support program and the Family Court.

Submitted by Secretary SPCA

Child's school project becomes a plea to the Fami... (14 December, 2013, 01:53 AM)
Her parents can barely speak to each other. Tempers flared when her father took her on an overseas trip without telling her mother. In four sentences, the student traced the despair of thousands of children dragged into messy familial dramas in the courts - and their struggle to be heard above the fray. ''The heading of the writing  said that in the Family Court, children should have a say,'' Justice Paul Cronin said in a judgment published last week.

Submitted by Canberra Times

Woman who took child abroad on trial (18 October, 2013, 02:12 AM)
A mother who sparked an international search after she took off with her son to Europe has told a Sydney court she did the right thing. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is on trial for charges relating to taking her child out of Australia without permission.The woman told the jury she had left her job, home and family in 2008 fearing her three-year-old was being sexually abused by his father.. She said she became suspicious when she returned from a business trip and the child told her "daddy was unkind to me". The father said the woman brought up the "unkind" comment made by the child months later, but he didn't believe his three-year-old knew such a word.

Submitted by Secretary SPCA

Child trapped in Egypt by bizarre custody battle
05 October, 2013, 02:04 PM  

March against Alienation - Fathers Day Hyde Park
25 August, 2013, 12:04 AM  

Hard line over child abuse (NZ)
13 August, 2013, 11:40 PM  

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