Is Australia withholding SP Data ?

Posted on September 14, 2014 by


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Australia SP – latest data.

 by Robert Whiston

When Australia adopted shared parenting as its new regime for ‘custody allocation’ after separation it was with an eye to forestalling any counter-attack by radicalised feminists who had made it plain they would never accept such a situation, and notwithstanding that such feminists were never likely to have  their own children. So legislators put in place a plethera of  monitoring Commissions to guage how well the change were being implemented, identify complications if they arose  and how amenable it was felt to be by both parents and children alike.

The legislation was, after all, a red rag to a bull for the nation’s coterie of radical feminists who had fought it tooth and nail, so a hostile response was predictable and planned for.

One suspects that the latter consideration, i.e. amenable/agreeable to parents, was upper most in the government minds as they expected a backlash from both radical feminists and their lackey, the Labour Party. It was clear that having fought tooth and nail they would not likely give up and would seek to repeal it, if not stuntify it in some way.

And we were jolly well not disappointed. The legislation got a grubbing in the form of Jenn McIntosh and her dubious ‘scientific’ research whish was soundly thrashed by her peers and betters. [1]

Wisely the government planned for several commissions and reports – supposedly independent – to monitor and report on how the new law was fairing.

One would therefore have thought that data and statistical information would be freely available and by the lorry load but interrogation of ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics), proves a little disappointing.

The most current information available is for 1/. 2008-09 and for 2/. 2009 – 10; in other words, the data is 4 yrs out of date.

Pictures and Tables give a situational assessment at a single glance, so were we to start with a Table from 2008-09, certain feature would be immediately plain.


It is instantly apparent that Relocation” as a factor does not appear to be a problem for fathers in cases where the father received less than 30% of time – but it is for mothers, at 3% (in fact it is not even listed for fathers).

Another obvious difference is in the hitherto unspoken danger and problem of mental health in awarding custody to mothers. Not only does independently sourced research find that single mothers, i.e. separated women, are more prone to mental instability but they are more prone to acts of child abuse. This is echoed in the heading “Mental health issues” which is a much greater issue for mothers 19% than for fathers, 3%.


the latest data was pub’d in 2009 – now its 2014 and yet no data new published ? ?


[1] 100 world expects condemned McIntosh’s work. See Warshak R and Nielsen L.

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