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Women’s legal centre gets a budget boost

By johnboy - 4 June 2012 42

Simon Corbell is joining in the good news budget pre-announcement fiesta (imagine the whiteboard work on this lot) with an ABC friendly $666,000 for the women’s legal centre.

Attorney General, Simon Corbell, has announced $666,000 in the 2012-13 Budget to help the Women’s Legal Centre find new and more suitable accommodation so it can continue to provide important services to the community.

“Havelock House in Canberra’s Inner North is currently home to three community legal centres, and it has been a concern of the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) about the space available to them to provide their service to the women of Canberra,” Mr Corbell said.

“The $666,000 funding, over three years, will also have positive flow-on effects by allowing more space in Havelock House for the community legal centres that reside there, like the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, and the Tenants Union.

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Women’s legal centre gets a budget boost
pajs 2:39 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

I take half custody of my children, something fathers have only had the right to do in recent times. Why should I pay?

You have to pay because they are your kids. It’s not that complicated. If you aren’t prepared to be responsible for supporting your kids, don’t have them.

pajs 2:35 pm 04 Jun 12

Tetranitrate said :

pajs said :

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

Great plan…
no licence = no job most likely
no job = no money to go after

There aren’t that many urban jobs you can’t get to and from with public transport, a bike, a lift etc. A bit of inconvenience in transit is hardly as big an inconvenience as a custodial parent cops when a deadbeat ex fails to pay child support.

Diggety 2:31 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

pajs said :

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are from the Child Support Agency about whether the parents not paying child support are male or female?

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

And don’t get me started on the ‘but because of how much my new family costs, I can’t afford child support for my last lot of kids’ crap. Instant loss of superannuation for those idiots.

pajs said :

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are from the Child Support Agency about whether the parents not paying child support are male or female?

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

And don’t get me started on the ‘but because of how much my new family costs, I can’t afford child support for my last lot of kids’ crap. Instant loss of superannuation for those idiots.

I take half custody of my children, something fathers have only had the right to do in recent times. Why should I pay?

Presuming you also pay half, that’s a good point.

greyswandir 2:30 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

I take half custody of my children, something fathers have only had the right to do in recent times. Why should I pay?

And so we get to the truth of it.

“I am under the impression that I had a bad experience at the hands of the family law system and will therefore spit vitriol about any and all initiatives I see associated with it.”

Step off, buddy. Irrespective of what’s happened to you personally women are still far more likely to be the victims of domestic abuse (whether physical, emotional or otherwise) and having a community legal service dedicated to addressing their specific needs is worthwhile.

aceofspades 2:12 pm 04 Jun 12

pajs said :

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are from the Child Support Agency about whether the parents not paying child support are male or female?

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

And don’t get me started on the ‘but because of how much my new family costs, I can’t afford child support for my last lot of kids’ crap. Instant loss of superannuation for those idiots.

pajs said :

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are from the Child Support Agency about whether the parents not paying child support are male or female?

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

And don’t get me started on the ‘but because of how much my new family costs, I can’t afford child support for my last lot of kids’ crap. Instant loss of superannuation for those idiots.

I take half custody of my children, something fathers have only had the right to do in recent times. Why should I pay?

Tetranitrate 2:09 pm 04 Jun 12

pajs said :

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

Great plan…
no licence = no job most likely
no job = no money to go after

Diggety 2:02 pm 04 Jun 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Being a deadbeat loser is not gender specific.

Agreed.

Apparently the Family courts don’t understand that though.

pajs 2:01 pm 04 Jun 12

Hmm, I wonder what the statistics are from the Child Support Agency about whether the parents not paying child support are male or female?

I’ll grant you there may be non-paying Mums in need of some mandatory detention type treatment, but I’ll bet you my last Men’s Shed the vast majority of these deadbeats are Dads.

Would love to see a no child support up to date = no driver’s licence sort of arrangement.

And don’t get me started on the ‘but because of how much my new family costs, I can’t afford child support for my last lot of kids’ crap. Instant loss of superannuation for those idiots.

aceofspades 1:48 pm 04 Jun 12

Diggety said :

aceofspades said :

pajs said :

aceofspades said :

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

Personally, I’d vote for a party promising mandatory detention for deadbeat Dads.

Well that is only fair. The only work the mothers have to do is line up at Centrelink and DHCS to get paid and housed. May as well do the same for the fathers. Hang on, if the fathers are all in detention, whos wallets will the mothers target after they have finished putting their Centerlink money through the pokies?

Prostitution.

Isn’t that what they are doing fleecing the wallets down the club?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 1:41 pm 04 Jun 12

Being a deadbeat loser is not gender specific.

Diggety 1:36 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

pajs said :

aceofspades said :

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

Personally, I’d vote for a party promising mandatory detention for deadbeat Dads.

Well that is only fair. The only work the mothers have to do is line up at Centrelink and DHCS to get paid and housed. May as well do the same for the fathers. Hang on, if the fathers are all in detention, whos wallets will the mothers target after they have finished putting their Centerlink money through the pokies?

Prostitution.

aceofspades 1:13 pm 04 Jun 12

pajs said :

aceofspades said :

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

Personally, I’d vote for a party promising mandatory detention for deadbeat Dads.

Well that is only fair. The only work the mothers have to do is line up at Centrelink and DHCS to get paid and housed. May as well do the same for the fathers. Hang on, if the fathers are all in detention, whos wallets will the mothers target after they have finished putting their Centerlink money through the pokies?

greyswandir 12:46 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

Someone got done by a good divorce lawyer, did they?

pajs 12:42 pm 04 Jun 12

aceofspades said :

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

Personally, I’d vote for a party promising mandatory detention for deadbeat Dads.

aceofspades 11:45 am 04 Jun 12

Good, good!!! Lets not spare a cent!!! Lets make sure there is not a man left with a single dollar remaining in his wallet.

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