descriptionBudget 2017 and why ‘A fair chance for every child’ still matters so much

The 2017 Federal Budget is a big improvement on the low-tide mark of Liberal’s awful 2014 budget; however, some measures will have a marked impact upon single mother families who are receiving welfare support. Others will affect all those with low and insecure incomes. Interestingly, few articles or discussions have considered the impact of these […]

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descriptionAlex Girle: What A Current Affair didn’t tell you

When Alex Girle invited reporter Ben McCormack from A Current Affair (ACA) into her home she did so openly, trusting he was there to tell her story with honesty and integrity and to report on her efforts to improve the life of her family. Alex allowed McCormack and his camera crew to spend two days […]

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descriptionMy child doesn’t want to go to visitation with the other parent. Do I have to force him?

Dara Isaacson As a family lawyer, one of the most common questions that I get asked by my clients is what their obligations are when their child or children do not want to spend time with the other parent when the parents have separated. This is particularly concerning for parents when there are Court Orders […]

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descriptionWe Need a Better World, Not Better Parents

BY ANNE FOY Photo credit: Chaiwat, FreeDigitalPhotos   It (Always) Takes Two is a Damning Sentiment Regarding Parenthood Every single parent knows what it’s like to be an outsider: It’s not just about the legal complications, outright social stigma, or the lack of inclusiveness in mainstream media; it’s in the little messages circulating back and […]

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descriptionParenting in an age of uncertainty

by Liz Shield   (Image credit: Ross Griff, flickr creative commons)   CSMC member, Liz Shield, shares how she finds meaning and beauty in life, teaching her values and exploring the world with her daughter, while making the most of what she has. As parents, we all vary, but essentially what we want is to […]

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