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Why have kids if you don't look after them?

I suspect my views on the obsession with putting children into child care might infuriate some mothers. I really can't remember a time when child care carried such a huge chunk of political and social sway. I'm mystified as to why the first thing many people seem to do once pregnant is to put the child's 'name' down at the local child-care centre. Why have children if you don't want to look after them?

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NSW Minister Pru Goward out of step with Child Support Agency

Minister Goward announced a new initiative which will require all authorised relative carers of children and young people in long term out-of-home-care for more than 12 months to apply to the Child Support Agency for a child support assessment. The parents of children who live with their grandparents or other family members will be compelled to pay child support in the same way as divorced parents under a new state government initiative. The Community Services Minister, Pru Goward, announced that birth parents will be expected to make a financial contribution to the upbringing of their children who are in long-term out-of-home care with a relative.

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All CSA customers to receive important details child support care d…

Separated parents who are customers of the Child Support Agency (CSA) have been urged to "be on the lookout" for an important letter which outlines their child support care details. CSA General Manager Matt Miller said today the letter reviews care information and asks for details about other children that will be incorporated into child support assessments under the new Scheme which commences in July…

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Foster care crisis as families fall apart

A DRAMATIC rise in the number of children being removed from dysfunctional or abusive families in NSW has stretched the foster care system to breaking point. Despite claims welfare workers have taken a hands-off approach to Aboriginal children, there has been a 65 per cent increase in the numbers of indigenous children in foster or kinship care in the past five years, according to the Department of Community Services. This is a result of more children being taken from parents, and more staying in care longer. Over the same period, the numbers of non-indigenous children in out-of-home care also rose markedly - by 28 per cent - despite economic prosperity and a heroin drought.

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Ken Thompson cycles Europe in desperate search for his son

Australian Ken Thompson has spent every day for three months cycling through Europe, looking for his son. But there is no telling where, when, how or even if his remarkable journey will end. He says, quite frankly, he doesn't care if it takes the rest of his life, just as long as he finds his little boy. He has cycled through over half a dozen countries in his desperate search to find his missing son.

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Mums still home, despite the hype

Mums still home, despite the hype
By Jessica Irvine Economics Correspondent SMH

The Sydney Morning Herald
26 March 2008…

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Child Support

From 1 July 2008, paying parents who would otherwise pay less than the minimum rate, because of their low income, will pay the minimum amount of child support of around $6 per week per family. This minimum rate will be indexed annually, and the Child Support Agency will tell you when it changes. If you find work, you will continue to pay the minimum amount for 28 days before your child support payments increase. This $20 per child amount will still be payable if the parent has regular care of the child (14 to 34 per cent - between 52 and 127 nights a year). If a parent has a higher level of care, this amount will not be payable because the parent will be directly contributing to the child's support through care.

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Care for kids or lose cash, bad parents warned

Bad parents will lose control of welfare payments under a radical plan to extend restrictions beyond indigenous communities to dysfunctional white families. Trials of the latest option will begin on Monday in Western Australia, where parents whose children are considered at risk - in white and black families - will have 70 per cent of their welfare payments controlled. The West Australian trial of the income-management measure will start in the Kununurra community in the Kimberley region and the Cannington district of Perth, covering a number of suburbs and 200,000 people.

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Hard line over child abuse (NZ)

50 Children dead from abuse, neglect and pathetic parents. There were too many children dying and on the balance of probabilities, the crime was committed by the "one adult in the room" says Minister. Around 300 children a year are removed into care having been born to parents who had previously had a child removed from them, someone who has committed a serious offence against a child should not be allowed near children.

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