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Nick: “I haven’t seen my children 10 years.”

Nick is a dad in his 60’s in VIC. “[We] married in 2005. I already had several properties and a business. She had one house. [In] 2009, she moved with the children, without telling me. At first, I had regular contact. There were no allegations of abuse. I was unexpectedly issued a DV intervention order. …

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Former senator John Madigan, champion of family law reform, died today at age 53

It was with immense sadness that we heard that John Madigan, former independent senator passed away after a long illness. John was a fierce defender, and perhaps one of the most fervent, of all those that had suffered at the hands of family breakdown. More than once we’ve accompanied John in Parliament House to speak …

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In memory of Garry Couper, DIDs volunteer

It’s been a sad week for the family support sector. On Tue 16th we lost former Senator John Madigan and today we’ve heard that a Victoria based dad that was working towards opening a DIDs group in Wonthaggi, passed the next day; Wed 17th June. Details have yet to emerge. For those that attend our support groups …

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Record calls to mental health services during second lockdown

Victorians are seeking mental health support at record numbers as Melbourne enters a second coronavirus lockdown. Lifeline is reporting a 22% increase in calls. Calls to Beyond Blue have doubled in a fortnight. Please remember: lockdown does not have to mean total shutdown of human connection.     For full article CLICK HERE   DADS MENTAL …

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