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ALP to increase child support payments from separated fathers

Labor will strengthen the compliance regime on the use of default income in child support assessments with a new, more accurate default income arrangement.

Note that it is separated fathers, not mothers, who are targeted and denigrated by using the word "hit" and by calling them "deadbeat dads".

What about the many mothers who:

1) Won't pay their child support (Issue: Bias and inequality favouring women); and

2) Misuse 'child support' money by not spending it on the children, but instead fraudulently spend the money on themselves (Issue: Lack of accountability for women).

In the ALP's eyes, and in Gillard's specifically, fathers are bad and unnecessary, whereas mothers good and vital. Fathers are seen to exist to financially support the mothers, who have been encouraged by Government policy to be "single mothers", either by leaving the father or having a child outside of wedlock and partnership.

The situation will worsen if Gillard retains government and leadership, and the Greens control the Senate; not just with child support, but with child residency also.

People who vote ALP cannot later complain if they either directly, or by preference, elect this party and government that is motivated and controlled by anti-father feminists and misandrists.

If you think broadband, internet censorship, boats, population, water, transport or any other matter than the issue of properly caring for and raising our children is more important to your voting decision, good luck; Australia will need it!

ALP to increase child support

The Australian
12 August 2010

Labor to hit deadbeat dads for child support
By Patricia Karvelas, Political Correspondent

Julia Gillard will target deadbeat dads who do not lodge tax returns and avoid paying child support.

The Prime Minister said yesterday she would strengthen the compliance regime on the use of default income in child support assessments with a new, more accurate default income arrangement.

Ms Gillard said that almost one in four child support cases had incorrect assessments because of tax returns being filed late or not being lodged at all.

Some parents had failed to lodge returns for more than seven years.

This non-compliance with tax obligations works against the policy objective of the Child Support Scheme that parents contribute towards the cost of raising their children according to their capacity to pay, the Labor Party says.

Under legislative changes made in 2006, and implemented during 2008, a new default income of two-thirds of male total average weekly earnings has applied in child support cases where a person does not lodge their tax return for more than two years.

This default income is about $39,000 per annum.

Since July 1, 2008, there has been a 325 per cent increase in the use of this default income where it is lower than the person's previous taxable income.

A change will be made to strengthen compliance so that when a person does not lodge a tax return, the default income will no longer apply where that income is lower than their last known taxable income.

Instead, the old taxable income will be indexed by wages growth.

This stronger compliance will save $58.8 million over four years through reduced government expenditure on family assistance.

Also see Julia Gillard announces proposed welfare crackdown.
just curious….. was there any video (ie news, web video) of these statements.
I was lucky enough to hear some of the promises and ask some questions of a candidate recently and the wording in the newspaper was changed that would enrage many thinking the candidate was against them.
I can't see anywhere in those articles that states "deadbet dads" and only referring to dads was julia's comments.
don't get me wrong I am a minority supporter and in no way support either liberal or labour but I think before anyone gets worked up about wording I think you need to follow the saying "straight from the horses mouth" (might be getting that wrong but you get my drift. we need to think if this really is exactly what they said.
Also consider the many mothers who work in health and education that have access to very generous salary packaging benefits to lower their taxable income.
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