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What NOT to Do: Child Abduction to Overseas & Extortion Attempt

On October 23, he cleared out his bank accounts and the next day bought one-way tickets for himself and his child to Singapore. Two days later he collected his child from a child-care centre and by 9.30pm they were flying to Singapore. The next morning his wife received phone messages demanding she put $1.3 million into the husband's ANZ account. If this was not paid by November 6, or if the police were called, he told his wife she would not see her child for two years.

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Abducted boy hasn't seen his father for three years/Christmases

A heartbroken father hopes Victorians can give him the perfect Christmas present - the return of his son and the end of years of agony. His little boy, Lachlan John Maher who turns six next year, has been missing for the past three Christmases. Police believe he vanished with his mother Sharyne Lee Maher. Lachlan's father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he believed his wife had ties in Victoria and may be living somewhere here. The father - a farmer in country New South Wales - last saw Lachlan on Anzac Day, 2004.

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News Article: Dying father's wish granted

IN A rare move, the Family Court has told a dying man he may leave a "time capsule", comprising a letter and DVD, for the 11-year-old daughter he has not seen for years. The main purpose of the time capsule is to exonerate the girl for her father's death.

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Grandparents affected by family breakdowns

WHEN families break up, the anguish of the parents and the children is well documented. But it hasnt been until recent years that the plight of grandparents cut off from their grandchildren has come to wider attention. 

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Mothers Day

The story of Mothers Day is a long one. It is neither a recent phenomenon as many people believe it to be. Nor it is the creation of card and gift marketers syndicate as assumed by cynics of Mothers Day festival. To the surprise of many people Mothers Day celebrations are first said to have taken place in the time of ancient Greeks and Romans hundreds of years ago.

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Family breakdown / divorce and children's longevity

The early death of a parent had no measurable effect on children's life spans or mortality risk, but the long-term health effects of broken families were often devastating. Parental divorce during childhood emerged as the single strongest predictor of early death in adulthood. The grown children of divorced parents died almost five years earlier, on average, than children from intact families. The causes of death ranged from accidents and violence to cancer, heart attack and stroke. Parental break-ups remain, the authors say, among the most traumatic and harmful events for children.

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Age eligibility for Family Tax Benefit Part A has changed

As of 1 January 2013, there is a change to the age of eligibility for FTB Part A. It will no longer be paid for young people aged 18 years and over, unless the young person is in full-time secondary study. If they are, you can continue to receive payments until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19. This means FTB Part A will be paid for children aged up to 16 years, young people aged 16 to 19 years who are in full-time secondary study (until the end of the calendar year they turn 19), and young people aged 16 and 17 years who have completed a Year 12 or equivalent qualification.

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Mother stops father seeing daughter for 12 years - despite 82 court…

The Court of Appeal ordered that the case be resolved, saying the teenagers childhood had been irredeemably marred by years of litigation. Lord Justice McFarlane, presenting a written judgment, said the mother had doggedly refused to allow M to develop and maintain a relationship with her father without any good reason. The father said .. My relationship with my daughter is slipping away, her childhood is disappearing.

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Malcolm Turnbull: Childhood effects of separation affect adult life

As a boy, Malcolm Turnbull believed his mother would return to him if he worked harder and became successful, the opposition leader has revealed. In an intimate television profile, Mr Turnbull tells of how his mother Coral Lansbury, a writer and academic, left him and his father when he was nine years old. "If I look back, I was thinking to myself, if I work harder and do better, will she come back?," Mr Turnbull told the ABC's Australian Story program.

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