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The 2005 Parliamentary Survey on Shared Parenting - Read what the politicians said - in their own words

A survey asking every federal politician whether they would support a rebuttable presumption of equal parenting time

In late 2005, Fathers4Equality undertook a survey of federal parliament in order to determine the views of each lower house and upper house member. Every member of parliament was approached as much as three times to provide a response.
 Some of the members surveyed provided an immediate and explicit response, others were undecided, and yet others simply refused to respond.

 Fathers4Equality eventually collated all received responses and reviewed the parliamentary record to determine the views of others.

 In this way, Fathers4Equality determined what the ultimate outcome may have been, if a family law amendment incorporating a "legal presumption of equal parenting time as a starting point for child residence negotiations", was voted on in parliament as a conscience vote.

 The responses were overwhelmingly in support of a 'legal presumption of equal parenting time' as a starting point for child custody negotiations, by a factor of two to one. The Senate count was just 3 votes short of an absolute majority, with 24 votes unnaccounted for, while the house of representatives was just 5 votes short of an absolute majority, with 48 votes unnaccounted for.


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The 2005 Parliamentary Survey on Shared Parenting Fathers4Equality

Great - so let's lobby for this and get it made law.

Unfortunately, Parents who do not want the other parent in their child's life just have to run long enough and far enough and it's still a fait accompli.

Whereas, if shared parenting was LAW, instead of good manners and common sense….magistrates and judges could actually DO something about this.

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