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Getting Started and Site News

New users who cannot find an appropriate forum should post their questions here. Existing users should also read these forums to keep updated on moderators policies and site changes and site news.

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No new posts New Site Visitors and Site News

If you are a new member and cannot find the correct forum to post into - then post here. Forum moderators may move these posts to other forums. Technical issues and Site News, Site Changes, Moderation Policies and Site Outages are also posted here as well as Known Issues, Recommend Site Enhancements, Report site Bugs and Technical issues, Site Feedback, Site Search facilities, Site enhancements released, and our VOIP users forums are here.

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No new posts Getting Started - Shared Parenting

New users should use this forum for getting started with Parenting issues. Moderators will answer these posts or move them to the appropriate forums, where required. Guest posts remain invisible until 'validated' by a Moderator.

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No new posts Getting Started - Health & Wellbeing

New users should use this forum for getting started with Health & Wellbeing issues. Moderators will answer these posts or move them to the appropriate forums, where required. Guest posts remain invisible until 'validated' by a Moderator.

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No new posts Miscellaneous/General

Information and discussion on issues and matters that are not part of other forums.

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Family Law in Australia

The forums in this category are devoted to discussing family law matters and the situation relating to family law legislation in various courts and relationship centres around Australia. Some groups may have specific organisational security and membership may not be open in all forums within this category. Some forums will be by invitation and some by subscription only where authentication is required and additional member securities and privileges are in place

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No new posts Getting Started - Family Law

New users should use this forum for getting started with Family Law issues. Moderators will answer these posts or move them to the appropriate forums, where required. Guest posts remain invisible until 'validated' by a Moderator.    

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No new posts Australian Family Law

If you have a passion and believe children should have quality time with both parents and you seek changes to Australian family law then these forums are for YOU! Case Law, Judgments, Appeals, Precedents, Judgments of Interest, Court rules

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No new posts Day to Day Family Law Issues

Sharing and discussion about day-to-day issues arising from and associated with family law related matters.  These might include legislation, court practices, procedures, personnel, experiences and judgements, lawyers and their practice of family law and other related operational and practices issues.

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No new posts RELOCATION issues, Parental Alienation, Child Abduction, International Child Abduction

Matters relating to relocation, parental alienation, abduction and matters relating the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction and relocation overseas. International Family Law Legislation and Countries practices in relation to the return of abducted children.

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No new posts Mediation and Family Relationship Centres (FRC's)

Discussion about mediation, mediation in general and the Family Relationship Centres

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No new posts Family Violence

Violence in the home and relationships. Involvement of the Police, Courts and Welfare Agencies in families. This forum includes discussions around the issuances of AVO's and DVO's.

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No new posts Self Represented Litigants - SRL's

SRL-Resources is a non political and non gender support organisation for those wishing or that have to represent themselves in either the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or may be minimising their costs by using unbundled legal services. SRL-R help with Children's Matters in the FCoA and FCC (Not CSA, DVOs or Local Courts unless the issue is 'Contact') This forum is for those who are going through the courts as self represented and want to discuss any issues relating to process, procedures and the documentation required. There are closed and member only forums associated to the SRL forum which will be hidden unless you have appropriate access by joining SRL-R.

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No new posts Self Represented Litigants - SRL's (Read Only)

This is a READ ONLY forum for those wishing to, or that have to represent themselves in either the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court or may be minimising their costs by using unbundled legal services.

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No new posts Change of Circumstances (Rice and Asplund)

For those people with orders that are re entering the Court system or would like to obtain fresh orders the 'threshold' test can be a significant hurdle that frequently traps the unwary and leads to the dismissal of applications. This forum is for 'Rice and Asplund' discussions and there is also a 'closed' forum for members of SRL-R to discuss their own case applications

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No new posts Grand Parents

Issues with Grandparents having contact problems or being denied contact

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Child Support matters in Australia

Discussion forums related to all things covering Child Support

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No new posts Getting Started - Child Support

New users should use this forum for getting started with Child Support issues. Moderators will answer these posts or move them to the appropriate forums, where required. Guest posts remain invisible until 'validated' by a Moderator.

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No new posts Child Support Legislative Changes from 2006

Discussion related to Child Support matters arising from the new legislation

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No new posts Child Support Cases of Interest

A range of matters around various child Support cases

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No new posts Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency (CSA) is legislated to regulate child maintenance payments from payer parents to payee parents

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No new posts Child Support issues

Anything to do with Child suppoort that is not specific to other forums

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No new posts SSAT - Social Security Appeals Tribunal

The Tribunal is the first level of external review of decisions made by Centrelink about social security, family assistance, education or training payments. From 1 January 2007, the Tribunal will also be the first level of external review of most decisions made by the Child Support Agency.

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No new posts Policy Development CSA

Policies - Child Support Agency

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No new posts CSA Direct

This forum is for Questions and responses to and from the Child Support Agency.

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Research - Conferences - Media and Events

There are a range of forums about reseach and issues that are going on in the media here for your interest.

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No new posts RESEARCH - Discussion and analysis

There is much reasearch from notable authorities in the field of Family Law, Child Support  and Parenting issues. Much of this research is flaky or contraversial. The research often determines the outcomes of judicial decisions that affects the lives of children and parents. This forum discusses a range of research. Credit or Disagree?

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No new posts Active Lobbying

Letters and items relating to active lobbying around the many and varied issues associated with Families

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No new posts Conferences and major events

Notifications of events and discussions around conferences and summits

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No new posts Media

Announcements, information, news and discussion about public broadcasts, podcasts, publications, etc. related to family breakdown, family law, post separation shared parenting, child support and related issues and matters.

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Let Off Steam, and Humour

There are a range of disparate forums in here for your interest.

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No new posts Let off Steam and Venting area for Australian FAMILY LAW issues, Visitation, Courts etc.

If you need to vent, complain, moan or get on a soapbox then post here. If your posts in other Family Law forums (above) are off topic/venting/soap boxing/complaining, they may be edited, deleted or moved here by the site moderators.

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No new posts Let off Steam and Venting area for Australian CHILD SUPPORT issues.

If you need to vent, complain, moan or get on a soapbox then post here. If your posts in other Child Support forums (above) are off topic/venting/soap boxing/complaining, they may be edited, deleted or moved here by the site moderators.

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No new posts LET OFF STEAM Venting area and Hyde Park Corner

This forum is for topics that are venting and or old subject matter not related to other forums. If you need to vent or get on a soapbox then post here. If your posts in other forums are off topic or are venting or soap boxing, they may be moved here by the site moderators.

sub-forums: Devils Advocates

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No new posts Humourous Posts

Anything of a humorous nature, but not sexist or crass in nature

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Support Organisations

Discussion forums related to support organisations who specialise in dealing with family trauma and life crises

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No new posts The International Creativity SUMMIT for Children~Parents~Families: an Expo of Experience & Expression

A community partnership initiative and celebration of Life+Love with "World Youth Day 2008", having an emphasis upon finding solutions to human problems limiting happiness and quality of life for the fulfilment of children, parents and families.

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No new posts SPCA (Shared Parenting Council of Australia)

The SPCA oulines their policy and areas of interest

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No new posts SRL-Resources

Self representation is not an easy business but this forum may give you advice and assistance if you are thinking about being self represented.

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No new posts Dads in Distress - DIDS

Dads in Distress is a dedicated support group of men whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation

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No new posts M4E - Mothers for Equality

Mothers, this is an area for you to post into with your unique Family Law or other 'Mothering' issues that are not covered in other 'FLWG' forums. Please share with us your experiences and offer suggestions for other women currently facing some of the same challenges that you have faced. Fathers are also VERY welcome in this Forum.

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Childrens Rights

Children's Rights, Parental Rights, The "Best Interest of the Child principal, Natural Justice, and fundamental human rights of children, parents and families. Personal experience in getting contact with children

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No new posts Child Welfare Services : DOCS (NSW), DCD (WA), Department of Families (QLD), Families (SA)

Issues and discussions relating to child protection services for all agencies dealing with children and parents

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No new posts Children's Rights

Children's Rights, Parental Rights, The "Best Interest of the Child principal, Natural Justice, and fundamental human rights of children, parents and families. Personal experience in getting contact with children

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Shared Parenting

The forums in this category are for the discussion of a wide range of shared parenting issues, including how it affects our children and us as parents, as well as grandparents and extended families. We explore Shared Parenting as it relates to current family law legislation and legal and judicial processes, practices and outcomes in various family law courts, the Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) and behaviours of Family Services Providers around Australia. The rich benefits to children of shared parenting are discussed and changes needed in social policy areas to enable and better promote shared parenting outcomes in children's best interests.

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No new posts Shared Parenting Benefits

Shared Parenting  - Here as loving parents we explore and share our lived experiences of Shared Parenting, also called Equal Parenting, Equally Shared Parenting, Joint Parenting , co-parenting or balanced parenting.

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No new posts Shared Parenting Development

Seeking better outcomes for children - How can we promote and better inform the public, Federal and State Governments, Schools and Institutions of the vital need for Shared Parenting in Children's lives, in the best interests of children and Families

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No new posts Shared Parenting Plans

A shared Parenting Plan or Parenting Agreement sets out the practical schedules and care arrangements for children so that parents can share time with their children more equally and share the care and nurture of their children most effectively. What does a Shared Parenting Plan, Agreement or Schedule look like? We look at example (model) parenting plans and your feedback on what works for you and your children, balancing times and responsibilities and lessons learned to benefit parents wanting to share parent their children.

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No new posts Shared Parenting Reactions

Children and parents on mass have been denied an equal or substantially equal relationship and parenting time together after separation or divorce - How is the judicial, administrative, beaurocratic and cultural denial of Equal Shared Parenting Time damaging our children and rendering a generation or more of children parentless, and fathers made childless. Mothers are being denied essential contact with their children as well. So called professional "experts" including psychologists, through their opinions and advocacy in Family Courts and Welfare Services are condemning children to a life without one parent . Parents' role and need to continue nurturing and raising their children is often ignored and denied by antiquated sole-parent-custody social models rooted in 1960's radical feminist ideologies that are antagonistic to men and fathers. Tell us your story and what harms are being perpetrated on your children and you, the Mums and Dads, and what are your direct experiences with the Family Courts, its practitioners and State agencies and their affect on your parenting time outcomes and health, well being and happiness of your children.

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Health - Post Separation - Daily Living Matters

The forums in this category are for the discussion of a wide range of parenting issues that would cover health, funding, housing or any other day to day living issues facing parents.

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No new posts Resolving daily conflicts after the dust settles for the benefits of the child

Conflict often continues after all the legal affairs have been completed. Children need to be supported and loved by both parents and not become the battle ground of parental unfinished emotional business. It is time to move the separated family to collaborative and constructive communications; this often means you need to learn skills of problem solving, effective communication and anger management.

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No new posts Behaviour Management

Good behavioural management is about a holistic approach that gives more attention to building loving relationships, respect and clear guidance rather then punishment or consequences. The old way of parenting children is changing. It is changing to give more respect to children and recognise they have needs connected to their development stage.

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No new posts Nurturing and Protecting our Children

Parenting advice  sharing your knowledge and experience in caring for, nurturing and protecting your children. How to address health problems, diet, exercise, sports, discipline, entertainment and engaging in play.  Coping with sibling rivalries, what developmental milestones to expect and age appropriate activities for children. Birthdays, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and other special days;  making the most of precious time with your children. Being strong and assertive for your child and you; requiring equal treatment by authorities in the face of active discrimination against single parents at schools, medical centres and welfare agencies. Everyone is different; every parent shares a uniquely personal relationship with their children. Encourage each other to share your personal stories of love and relating with your child.

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No new posts Separated parents (Childrens Health and developmental issues)

Information and discussion about Childrens health and developmental issues especially in relation to separate households

sub-forums: Disciplining Children

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No new posts Separated Parents (Health) Issues

Information and discussion about health related matters facing separated parents

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No new posts Housing and Related issues

Separated parents face numerous difficulties in arranging new accomodations and finances. It is often extremly complex to extracate from a joint financial regime especially where parenst have interests in company structures, shares and other financial investments.  

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No new posts Living Apart: Separated Family Experiences & Issues

Sharing and discussion of experiences, issues, ideas, information and resources associated with the day-to-day activities of living a separated family life

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Other Countries Family Law Matters

Information and Discussion on Family Law issues from around the World

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No new posts New Zealand

Items out of New Zealand

sub-forums: The "Bothering"

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No new posts United Kingdom

Items out of the UK

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No new posts Canada

Items out of Canada

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No new posts United States

Items out of the USA

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No new posts Countries without a specific forum

Items out of any other countries

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