Academics and Lawyers attack changes to Aussie Child Support System
The attack on the Australian Child Support changes continues:
“For the next generation of single women, it is about to get worse. Lawyers and social researchers believe changes to the child support scheme which come into force midyear will leave about 60 per cent of single mothers worse off than before. Fathers, in particular wealthy fathers, they say, will pocket the windfall.”
This is another example of a coordinated and orchestrated attack on the Australian changes to the Child Support Act.
“Dr Baldry also points to regime changes under the Howard government that are now starting to bite: welfare-to-work policies that penalised single mothers, and changes to child custody laws that introduced a presumption of shared care – even where there had been a history of violence.
She says it is not surprising that more middle-class women are relying on charities to supplement their weekly food bill.”
Peter Rabbit (Dunne) is living in a fairytale land. He has not delivered and that failure to deliver shows how much United Future cares about separated families!
Peter needs to ensure that stake holders are engaged as he promised. Relying on focus groups to create a child support position is inherently likely to produce a worse result for kiwi kids and parents .
Peter Rabbit has let loose officials to create a child support position and proposed methodology. I call it letting the loonies run the asylum
This approach to child tax collection , let the officials (Inland Revenue and Families Commission ) decide does not adress the fundemental flaws found in % of income model.
The child support Act 1991 is fundamentally flawed and no amount of tinkering is going to fix it.