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Opposition Grows to British Governments Parenting Proposal (UK)

In England, the anti-father forces are gathering for their fight against paternal involvement in childrens lives.  This of course has been going on ever since the Cameron/Clegg government announced its intention to ignore the non-recommendations of its own commission that looked into the matter of child custody and, against all the odds, found everything regarding father-child access to be fine and dandy, thank you.

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'Dad is Just As Good As Me', Say 7 Out Of 10 Mums

Seven out of ten mums (68%) believe dads are as skilled at parenting as they are, yet the father role is seen as still secondary by much of society, according to new ICM research launched by the Fatherhood Institute today.

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one tries to kill her children; one writes a song about his

In one case the mother does not appear to be in police custody, so possibly still with the children and a risk to them. A father in another case who was fighting for custody of his son has been banned from seeing the boy after he wrote a song sympathising with child murderer Arthur Freeman. The woman has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after allegedly trying to kill herself and her three children by driving into a tree. The father in the other matter will be allowed only to send the boy birthday and Christmas presents and be given an updated photo of him once a year.

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Independant SA Member Ann Bressington fires warning shot at child a…

Independent MLC Ann Bressington has asked questions in the South Australian parliament, of the South Australian Police Minister, in the apparent failure to properly investigate a serious case of child abuse on behalf of a constituent. Ann advised the minister that four weeks ago a distressed father contacted her office regarding the mother of his four year old daughter allegedly attempting to perform female circumcision on the little girl with a kitchen knife in the shower of her home. The girl's older brother, aged six, witnessed the incident and a medical report from the Lyell McEwin Hospital assessed the child to be at risk. Last week (approximately four weeks after the incident) police interviewed the child and told the father, `This is a cultural issue. We don't expect this to go any further.' When the father pointed out that the six year old brother saw it and had stated this, he was told, `Well, children say things sometimes, you know.' He was also told that the mother was asked if she did it and she had said `No', and that it would not be pursued any further.

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Kids want to sack Mum in divorce case

Justice Peter Murphy has slammed two sisters for "holding a gun" to the head of the court - and the heads of their parents - in a bizarre custody case. He spoke after the teenagers took their case to the Family Court, in a bid to leave their mother to live with their wealthy father on the Gold Coast. The girls, aged 14 and 15, have been brought up almost solely by their mum since their parents split up 10 years ago. It is an unusual case that is being closely watched by family law experts as the court has to weigh up the wishes of the children with what is in their best interests. While the case has yet to be heard in full, the judge said that in the interim the sisters had to go home to their mother while still being able to see their father.

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A sad case - Troubled dad waited for a bed … then hanged himself

A father suicides while in hospital. His 2 year old daughter is living in Canada with the mother. The system has failed this person and his family on a number of levels says father support group.

THE parents of a hospital patient who hanged himself while on suicide watch have themselves been battling to get health support following their son's death.

Justin Berkhout, 29, was found hanging from a post over his bed at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital last month. He had attended hospital following an overdose on prescription tablets. His bed had been covered by a drawn curtain and his parents believe he had been left alone for about half an hour.

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Same Sex Couples Bill for adoptees (NSW)

FamilyVoice Australia have raised attention to the Sydney Independent MP Clover Moore who introduced a bill to change the definition of couple in the NSW Adoption Act to include same-sex couples. The bill would allow homosexual and lesbian couples to adopt NSW babies and children, thereby denying them either a mother or a father.  Debate will resume after the winter recess ends on 31 August, so the vote could occur in early September.

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Yanks support "Give broken Children a Hope for their future" - Medi…

Every Child has a right to both parents. Every reasonable parent has the right to be a parent. Every mother an involved mother, every father an involved father. How many studies does it take before governments finally realize that Children need both parents? When will it dawn on them that's why parents come in pairs? Give broken Children a Hope for their future. Attend the 9/11 workshop in Sydney 

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Woman who took child abroad on trial

A mother who sparked an international search after she took off with her son to Europe has told a Sydney court she did the right thing. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is on trial for charges relating to taking her child out of Australia without permission.The woman told the jury she had left her job, home and family in 2008 fearing her three-year-old was being sexually abused by his father.. She said she became suspicious when she returned from a business trip and the child told her "daddy was unkind to me". The father said the woman brought up the "unkind" comment made by the child months later, but he didn't believe his three-year-old knew such a word.

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Category: Judgements

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