Family Law in One Nation’s sights

Sunday Live Stream from a local farm in Glasshouse

Live with Steve Dickson and Malcolm Roberts from Glasshouse Mountains.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Malcolm Roberts, Steve Dickson, Leith Erikson from 21 Fathers and Esta went live for an in depth discussion on Family Law Review and the child support system.

Watch the video to see what they had to say and where One Nation is up to in its fight for change.

11 replies
  1. Gaye Cameron
    Gaye Cameron says:

    I have been working in mental health for many years now, as well as a safety specialist in the construction industry. I see first hand the heart ache many men, initially go through, and the strain placed on families by the NSW Government System and the Federal Law Courts. There are many many grey areas, and the families are strained to obtain costly legal assistance, which most don’t do, simply because they don’t have the extra money – they want the money for the children.

  2. deanna
    deanna says:

    Hi, I would like to comment on australias family law and theCSA. My partner is a good man and a good father. He went through a nasty divorce and his ex wife threatened him into signing a document so that her and the children could move from Darwin to Perth. He signed it and moved to Perth. Once there she changed her mind and decided she wanted to move to North WA, then Brisbane all the while going to court insisting on child support moving costs bond, a car etc. She also kicked him out of his own house as he was a FIFO worker and refused to pay any rent or contribute to any of the bills for 2 years while this was going to court. In the mean time his project in the mines had finished and he couldn’t afford any of it anymore as he couldn’t get another job (mining crash). The exwife told him she was going to send him bankrupt and make sure he never saw his kids again. He did go bankrupt in the end. Through out the court case she/her lawyer made innuendo of him being abusive (not true) but never actually accused him. He was so close to suicide. In the end we have them 5 weeks of the year (school holidays) but she makes phone calls/communication hard. She turns off wifi in his 1 hour slot to facetime them. She refuses to give the new residential address. she bad mouths him to the kids and we cant afford to take her back to court for breaking the orders. we were advised that its not worth it anyway as she will just get a slap on the wrist which will cost us thousands. CSA on the other hand send him thousands of confusing documents. Each person you speak to says a different thing and when you question it…..its not in the files or conveniently lost! The system is so broken. He is lucky to have me or he wouldn’t be able to live! I pay 3/4 of our bills because he is only left with just under $600 a week after child support for which he needs to pay rent, utilities, food, petrol to get to work and save for the times his kids are here plus flights for them to get here. He also works casual now so he doesn’t get paid for the time he has off to have the kids. Its a disgrace!

    • Rhonda
      Rhonda says:

      Hey Deanna
      We are in a similar scenario as yours so i know how u feel.
      Our system is a joke..
      Needs TO CHANGE!!

    • BlueEyesTreen
      BlueEyesTreen says:

      Almost identical to my friend’s situation. So sorry to hear but really happy you’ve voiced all of this. The whole system is infuriating! Hopefully ONE NATION will get changes happening soon as no doubt more and more suicides will be imminent. It’s total cruelty what these mothers get away with!!!!!!

  3. Janet Saggus
    Janet Saggus says:

    Something has to be done with this system. So many heartbreaking stories its just not fair. Im a pensioner who has been frauded by a close friend. I dont have money for a lawyer. I am busting myself to get help. Its next to impossible. In the meantime my health is deteriorating because of the stress.
    Trying to survive on nothing is impossible. This gov is dispicable the way he treats us. We should all leave Aus. and come back a refugee then we would be looked after

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    pokemon onesie eevee says:

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your blog.

  5. Niki Brudenell
    Niki Brudenell says:

    The entire justice process and system in Australia is appalling
    This country seemly seems to support those who have money to pay and have the financial upper-hand on another.
    The gaslighter spouse wins hands down.
    Legal aid is waste of Australia tax payers money!
    Solicitors who charge anywhere from 340 to 440 per hour are useless for what they provide in service furthermore how can anyone who earns between 17 to 30 per hour expected to afford them.
    I have been battling to get a divorce and my hands are tied simply because my spouse is conveniently bankrupt on paper but is living like a king and supporting not one but two Asian catalog brides who are now rife in this country with visas being issued and the support from Asian agencies assisting thousands.
    I feel like I am living in a third world country and as far as your domestic violence act is concerned it is useless. Domestic Violence does not discriminate among ones financial position, you can be wealthy today and within hours be left with nothing when you have a spouse who manipulates the system. Money buys you the accounts and the solicitors who become the architects .
    The family court is set up for judges and solicitors they are the winners regardless.
    I would like to see a law which demands maintenance and legal support to the spouse who is financially disadvantaged. Marriage is a contract and should be treated as such. If you want to cheat and be in control of another both physically and financially then you should not get married and the consequence should be severe to reflect your conduct on another. Each case should be assessed individually taking into account each partners contribution and age. As a primary care taker of a husband and raising children my entire life i am offended that my husband can get away with his behavior and money to leave me with his debts without a care. I am disgusted that i am not alone in this scenario his which is becoming an epidemic in this country. Politicians announce with a pride a act that is supposed to protect and ensure fairness among all yet when you find yourself in a situation in need of the support it is useless.
    Our reporting system to ASIC and ATO is just as bad. The police that another issue if they decide to investigate and all because of limited funding. Shame on Australia we sell our land to foreigners and further we hand out billions in aid yet our nation is calling for assistance to find there is none. Our people who have contributed to this land are the neglected ones.
    In short and sweet our system is guilty of encouraging domestic violence and all the campaigns on respect and that we do not tolerate are all a smoke screen. How do politicians think they can improve and put in place a process that’s fair just when they themselves clearly have no idea of the anguish and time and financial expenditure it takes assuming you can afford it.I love this country but I hate what it is becoming.

  6. Jacquie
    Jacquie says:

    There are no rights for men. My sons ex wife manged to get a DVO for a year after he had a nervous breakdown due to not seeing his child and her making never ending excuses for him not to see his son. Then she used the fact he was suicidal to keep him away. In the meantime she taunted him with text messages telling him her new partner is a great dad ! he eventually snapped and we ha to rescue him. After the year was up she managed to get another DVO for another three years although the only thing he did during the original year was send her a pic of a tattoo of his son. She used this against him and called the police and he had to go to court and pay a fine. She has people in the know who helped her get the new DVO. The law is crooked. i have no sympathy for women anymore as most use the kids as a meal ticket. He overpayed Child support due to not working but CSA said they could not get the money back from her as she would be disadvantaged. ! Yet they created a nice fat debt for him. She was an abuser by punching hitting and keeping him from friends and family yet he is the one with the DVO. I could write a book on that evil creature. The child will never know the truth unfortunately. I dont think this issue will ever be solved while these women are not taken to task on their behaviour.

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