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Local hero given Queen’s honour (Tony Miller OAM)

Coffs Coast Advocate Link to original article Local hero given Queen’s honour by Graeme Singleton 14th Jun 2010 2:25 AM TONY Miller doesn’t think he’s a hero or indeed anyone special but to literally thousands of Australians he is a lifesaver. For his contribution to the welfare of men through his role as the founder …

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Mac Werner talked down hundreds over 10yrs on DIDs helpline, passes age 61

Reproduced from the original article here. LIFE is such a precious thing and the power of faith and determination is unquestionable. It was with sadness yesterday we learnt about the passing of Mac Werner, a man who dedicated so much of his life saving others through Dads in Distress. “Mac Werner manned the phone lines for …

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Child-Support Payments and Parental Alienation

Augusto Zimmerman writes in the Quadrant on Child Support and Parental Alienation Dr Augusto Zimmermann LLB, LLM, PhD is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan College in Perth, Western Australia, and Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus. He is also President of the Western Australian Legal Theory …

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Jane: “He tried to take his life last weekend”

Jane is a sister/aunt in her 40’s in QLD. “My brother was woken to being smashed in the face with a breadboard. It was his partner. Two weeks later, the police charged him with assault. He had to go to court. She drove him. When there, she went into a separate room saying she was …

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“Orgs supporting men languish for lack of support”

Australia’s suicide trend is on the increase. Where is the majority of that coming from? Ex-Senator David Leyonhjelm says family breakdown and on that point, we’d concur. He goes on to say: “Organisations that support men during episodes believed to predispose to suicide, such as relationship break-up, loss of children, false allegations of violence, unemployment …

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Compensation claims based on false allegations in family law

Original (full) article by Nicola Berkovic in The Australian 25th May 2020 This is a dad we know and have supported. It is truly a tragic story. Extracts: “Taxpayers have paid out $10,000 to a girl as compensation for being a victim of sexual abuse despite two Family Court judges rejecting the allegations made during a …

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Cutting off my alienating mother

UK charity Stand Alone suggests that estrangement affects at least one in five British families. Claudia Tanner spoke to Sarah*, 38, from London, about her reasons for maintaining no contact with her estranged mother after she has messaged her to urge her to talk to her due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people …

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