Fathers' rights movement in Australia


Fathers' rights movement in Australia

The movement to promote fathers' rights in the context of family law is newly emerging in Australia. While some fathers' rights groups have been in existence for a number of years the movement has gathered momentum, credibility and popular support as a political and media force in more recent years. Evidence of this can be found in the media attention it has received, the proliferation of groups and branches, the organisation of conferences and infrastructure, the expressions of support from politicians, the setting up of political parties, and the increasing sophistication and quantity of submissions such groups are making in respect of law reform references. Implicit evidence can be found in the strong reaction of the Chief Justice of the Family Court and in the popular perception that fathers’ rights groups have played an influential role in respect of a number of the recent Australian family law reforms.cite journal
last =Kaye
first =Miranda
authorlink =
coauthors =Julia Tolmie
title =Fathers' Rights Groups in Australia and their Engagement with Issues in Family Law
journal =Australian Journal of Family Law
volume =12
issue =
pages =pp 19–68
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date =1998
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accessdate = 2007-03-24
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Rebuttable presumption of equal shared parenting time

One of the central aims of the Australian father's rights groups is to promote fairness in post separation child care arrangements. In legal terms this is referred to as a rebuttable presumption of equal shared parenting time. The political party Family First has become a political advocate for this legal proposal. (more sources needed)

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