Children Of Divorces ‘Safer With Their Dads’

Children Of Divorces ‘Safer With Their Dads’
By Phil Bartsch
The Courier-Mail
9-5-3

A federal parliamentary inquiry   into child custody arrangements was told yesterday that children were safer   living with their biological fathers.

Co-founder of the controversial   Men’s Rights Agency, Sue Price, told the inquiry despite the “maternal   preference” of the Family Law Court in custody battles, statistics   showed children were more likely to be abused, or even killed, when in the   custody of their mothers.

“The research shows children   are safer with their biological fathers,” she said.

An Australian Institute of Health   and Welfare report had found 42 per cent of substantiated abuse — including   physical, emotional and sexual abuse — happened in single-female-parent   families, she said.

The report said only 4 per cent of   abuse occurred in single-male-parent families.

Mrs Price also said mothers had   been identified as the primary suspect/perpetrator in 25 of 40 deaths deemed   “family” murders in NSW between 1996 and 1999.

The studies exposed the myth that   most child abuse was perpetrated “by all these violent men out   there”.

In her submission to the inquiry   on the Gold Coast yesterday morning, Mrs Price said men were often the   victims of false allegations in the Family Law Court where there was   “very little testing of evidence and no penalties of perjury”.

But she claimed as many women as   men supported changes to child custody arrangements in favour of shared   parenting.

She also called on parental rights   to be reinstated into the Family Law Act.

“Shared parenting is much   better for children,” she said.

“Where you’ve got two   perfectly decent parents why should a court be saying to either of those   parents that they can’t see their children or restricting the time they have   with them.

“We hope that, if they bring   this in, families will then make their own arrangements to see their children   as much as possible.”

Mrs Price claimed parental rights   had been removed from the Act in the mid-’90s “leaving the Family Court   as the sole arbiter of what happens to children”.

The inquiry was also told of a   growing number of children being cared for full-time by grandparents and   other relatives.

“This new kind of family   group is becoming more and more common in our society and therefore needs to   be given serious consideration when new laws and policies for families are   being drafted,” Kincare spokeswoman Maree Lubach said.

Ms Lubach said recognition and   legal rights for custodial grandparents in the Family Law Court was needed to   ensure the welfare of the children.

© Queensland Newspapers

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5 thoughts on “Children Of Divorces ‘Safer With Their Dads’

  1. When I read different findings like this I often have difficulty accepting what is being put forward because statistics can be manipulated or presented in various ways. My first thinking upon reading this article was that children live with mothers more than fathers so it is easy to conclude that “children of divorces are safer with dads” because they the time spent with their fathers is less.

    I’d be interested in thoughts from others regarding this interpretation.

  2. Even in the United States, the Data proves that children are much safer in a Bio Logical Father’s home than they are in a mother’s home, yet the courts still persist that it is in the best interest of the child to place with Mother, even though mother is more likely to cause the death of a child than the father is.

  3. This article was sent to us, have been searching for the source material, is likely been buried.

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