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Comparison of Child Support Schemes in selected countries - Taskforce 2014

The Secretariat to the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support has published a comparison of Child Support Schemes in selected countries. This extensive document covers an overview of how child support schemes operate in the UK, Canada, and NZ because they

2014 Taskforce

The Secretariat to the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support has published a comparison of Child Support Schemes in selected countries. This extensive document covers an overview of how child support schemes operate in the UK, Canada, and NZ because they share with Australia the British tradition of law.

Norway was chosen as a contrasting system that provides "advance maintenance" and explicitly assigns child support liabilities on the basis of set costs of children, which is something that a number of payers often raise with me in that costs of the impost are currently set way higher than the actual expenses incurred in raising children.

The US was chosen because our current scheme was based upon theirs, and for the policy contrast it provides.

The secretariat informs us that these countries are all similar to Australia in that they generally calculate liabilities using a formula as at least a guideline, if not as an absolute prescription. The majority of other countries do not have a child support scheme or agency as such; instead, they largely rely on discretionary court awards.

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