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Angry mothers' groups tell one-side stories about relocations

The Family Court has ruled that new shared-parenting laws, that commenced in 2006, mean that the right of a child to have a relationship with both parents trumps the right of a mother to return to her home state, because it would rupture the close relationship the girl had with her father. Under changes to the Family Law Act, the Family Court is required to apply the presumption that shared parenting is in a child's best interests, except where there is violence.

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Category: Judgements

Separated parents should not share custody of babies or toddlers un…

The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health has issued guidelines for "protecting the very young child's sense of comfort and security'', for infants prior to the age of two years and say overnight time away from the primary care-giver should be avoided, "unless necessary'' The SPCA has rejected the findings based on misguided and anecdotal evidence, and erroneous research labelling the report as unhelpful in dealing with complex and difficult separations between parents.

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Category: General

Electoral Commission Accepts Non-Custodial Parents (Equal Parenting

All the Candidates nonimated by the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) have been formally accepted by the federal Electoral Commission. MEDIA RELEASE Federal Election 2007 - Finally a Voice for Kids and Parents.The N-CPP(EP) has 10 candidates accepted for the elections of 24th November. The N-CPP(EP) is the party for all Australians wanting a better Society, especially for future generations via our Children. Our policies are based on: - Equal Parenting - Fairer Courts and better child support.

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Category: General

Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) Request for Candidate…

The forthcoming Federal Election will be held on Saturday, 24 November 2007. The Election is one of the few avenues where we can show the major political parties that family law issues are important. Would you consider either? 1. Providing a donation to the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) 's election fund? (donations are tax deductible up to $1500.00) 2. Running as a candidate for the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)? A candidate's election costs are tax deductible. (You need to be an Australian citizen. However you cannot be an employee of the Commonwealth Government at the time of the Election). or 3. Giving out "how-to-vote" cards on the day of the Election. Our target is to run, at least, two (2) candidates for the Senate in the each of the six (6) States and the two (2) Territories. We also aim to run candidates for the House of Representatives.

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Category: General

Father's battle for 50-50 custody long and expensive

Michael B is one of a small number of Australian fathers who has a 50-50 shared parenting arrangement with his six-year-old son after divorce. He believes that were it not for the Howard government's shared parenting laws, which require the Family Court to presume that a child's best interests are served by having a "meaningful" relationship with both parents after separation, he would not have been given any responsibility for his son, let alone equal time.

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Category: General

12th National Family Law Conference in Perth

The nations top figures in family law representing government, the courts and practice came together at the 12th National Family Law Conference in Perth to discuss the effects of the recent family law overhaul.

The question posed by conference theme, "Surfing the seas of family law - major reform or a little light house keeping?" was answered in no uncertain terms by Attorney General Philip Ruddock, who repeated his view that the 1 July amendments represented "the most significant changes to the system since 1975 - the reforms are major and they need to be".

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Category: Courts

Is there a real need to change Shared Parenting legislation?

The concept of shared parenting by separated or divorced couples was a basis for family law reforms in 2006. Recently the Rudd Labor Government commissioned a series of reports on the shared parenting law introduced by the former Howard Government. The AIFS report is by far the most comprehensive and scientific of the three reports presented on shared parenting. Its prevailing theme is that these reforms have generally worked well and have been well received.

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Family Law Amendment  (Validation of certain parenting orders and o…

In March, the High Court handed down its decision in a case called MRR v GR, holding that court orders for shared time must be in the best interests of the child and reasonably practicable. The court held that restricting a mother to a certain location which denied her employment opportunities and caused her distress was neither in the best interests of the child nor reasonably practicable. The few court decisions that confined women to remote communities were a misinterpretation of the provisions, creating misleading perceptions in the community, and resulted in genuine distress and hardship for a small number of parents. Those people with contested parenting orders will be able to commence fresh family law proceedings where the court did not consider the reasonable practicality of the order, without having to demonstrate a material change in the circumstances.

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Category: Courts

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