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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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New Deputy Secretary of Child Support and Planning

Philippa Godwin has been appointed Deputy Secretary of Child Support and Planning, Department of Human Services. This position replaces Matt Miller who was previously General Manager of the Child Support Agency. Philippa came to the Child Support Program after four years at Medicare Australia, where she was Deputy Chief Executive Office. From November 2008 to August 2009 she acted in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

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A fairer Child Support Scheme begins

The biggest overhaul of the Australian system of child support in 20 years comes into effect tomorrow, Tuesday July 1. "The new scheme has been a gradual and careful reform process, taking a total of four-and-and-half years from conception to full implementation," Minister for Human Services, Senator Joe Ludwig, said.

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Less couples seek divorce in 2007

Almost 48,000 divorces were granted in Australia during 2007, according to new figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The number of divorces granted fell by 6% from 2006, making it the largest year on year decrease in 20 years.

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6 Years on - Are we there yet?

Today is the climax of 6 years of reform work by many lobby groups. The delivery today of the Child Support reforms that should allow both mothers and fathers to contribute more equally. There are many changes to the  Family social agenda since 2002.The Family Court reforms through the LAT (Less adverserial trial system) and SRL programs. Single Registry and call center, Single forms. The Family Relationship Centers. A less adverserial system, FRC call center. The Reforms to the Child Support Agency legislation.

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Proposals make adoption easier

Children over the age of 12 in foster care will be able to consent to their own adoption after two years in care instead of five years under the proposals.
Louise Voigt, the chief executive of Barnardos, said: "Children over 12 know their own minds and it is important their wishes be respected."

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MP wants women to sign sex contracts

ANN Bressington today confirmed she was serious that women should sign a contract before sex to combat false rape allegations, if proposed laws are passed. The independent MP yesterday told Parliament the planned new laws ? which make it an offence to continue a sex act with a person after consent if they changed their mind ? would make it easier for men to be accused of rape. Fellow independent MP Kris Hanna, who has been pushing for new consent laws for years, said the Bill's intention was to prevent men being able to claim consent was given in ridiculous situations - such as when a women was unconscious or blind drunk.

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Demographers reveal clues to lasting marriage

Rebecca Kippen and Bruce Chapman, from the Australian National University, and Peng Yu, from the Department of Families, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, have traced the marital fortunes of 2482 Australian couples over six years to see what factors lead to compatibility, and what to divorce and separation.

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AG Ruddock Media Release: New Appointments to the Family Law Council

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock today announced four appointments to the Family Law Council.

Quote #1: "Firstly, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Wade as the new chairperson of the Family Law Council," Mr Ruddock said. "Professor Wade teaches law at Bond University and has excellent qualifications for this position.  He has both extensive practical experience as a mediator and an international reputation as a leading author in family law and dispute resolution." Professor Wade was previously a member of the Family Law Council from 1988 to 1990.  His term as chairperson is for three years from the date of appointment.

Quote #2: Mr Ruddock also announced the re-appointment of Justice Garry Watts, Ms Nicola Davies and Mr Clive Price to the Council for a further term of three years.


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