A woman tried to keep her address secret from her ex - only to find it was given to him in documents from the Child Support Agency.
So perhaps 'Mum' is being greedy and bloodyminded and/or the CSA is being officious and bloodyminded.
And how is Dad having contact with his children if he doesn't know where they are?!! Hmmm?
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
18 February 2008
Mum in fear after CSA revealed address to ex-husband
By David Barrett and Kim Arlington
A mother of four says she has been living in fear since a government agency gave out her address to her allegedly violent ex-husband.
The woman had repeatedly moved house and fought an expensive legal battle to keep her address secret from her ex - only to find it was given to him in documents from the Child Support Agency.
The bungle is the latest in a string by government bodies, with the NSW Department of Community Services mishandling confidential case files three times in recent weeks.
The 36-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, has been involved in a dispute with her ex-husband over support payments for their two children since the couple divorced in 2002.
Her security was shattered when her details were released without her permission in July last year.
She said that just days after she and her ex-husband were sent the same paperwork by the CSA, she received an anonymous letter warning: "You can't hide anymore . . . Your (sic) history."
"I went through the paperwork and my address was listed," the woman said.
"When I realised he'd been given my address I just froze. I had goose bumps and I was in total shock."
Since then, pornography has been delivered to her home address and she believes her ex has visited her house.
In an email seen by The Daily Telegraph, her ex-husband writes: "I couldn't believe my luck when I saw your address in the CSA stuff . . . finally CSA gave me something for once".
The woman, who has two children with her new husband, is considering moving again from her North Coast home. She no longer sleeps at night or feels safe, fearing her ex-husband may harm her or the children.
"It's just been the most stressful time of my life," she said."I finally felt safe and they (CSA) just ruined that through negligence.
"You move on with your life, (then) a government agency gives your address away. It's just shocking."
The woman said she never gave the CSA permission to release her details and had gone to great lengths to stop her ex-husband from finding out where she lived. She has moved to two different towns and spent $10,000 on legal fees to twice block his attempts to obtain her address.
CSA general manager Matt Miller declined to comment yesterday.