Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support System submission

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support System submission

In our submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support system, we supported the principle that perpetrators of family violence should not be exempted from their financial responsibilities to their children. However, we noted that this must be balanced against the priority to protect parents and children who have experienced or are at risk of family violence.

We made recommendations to reduce the interaction between ex-partners and the exposure of the payee parent to retaliatory violence linked to attitudes around economic control.   

Read our submission

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into the Child Support Program (doc, 339.5 KB)

Media release

Submission calls for more protections in the child protection system

About the Parliamentary Inquiry

The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support system is considering whether any problems experienced by payers or payees of child support impact on the majority of parents and other carers involved in the system, or a minority, and make recommendations accordingly. The committee expects to table its report in 2015.