The History of the Lone Fathers Associationis enough outrage to understand as to why organizations that promote the support of"falsely accused fathers" are a liability to the government, the community and society.
Australia's laxed attitude, "She'll be right" is falling through the cracks as another child is laying in a hospital bed suffering horrendous injuries. The fathers body was found dead on a Victorian property. He was to face court the following day. Mandatory reporting is merely one portion of this crack, whilst another part of this is rarely examined.
Dads in Distress goes beyond the realms of supporting fathers when they provide abuse excusers information that can be obtained from their website. Its called, "Parent Alienation Syndrome" a form of junk science developed by DR Richard Gardner who has been largely discredited by the scientific community due to theexplicit child abuse supportive attitudes he exhibited in his books on the subject.
They regularly mislead the public to believing that dads are at the highest rate of suicide when in fact the highest rate is young indigenous males emerging from family violence ridden communities. Instead of attempting to deal with the obvious aspects of family violence as a gendered problem, they have a statement written on the front page of their website:
"The Dads in Distress organization believes domestic violence is non gender specific and as such promotes the awareness amongst its members and clients that the safety of all parties of divorce or separation be paramount and in the best interests of the children"
could have been used to help children suffering from family violence. Instead, programs specializing in family violence are
sparse. It is also noteworthy to add that there are no support services specifically for women unless there is family violence and even then
services for victims post separation are limited. The mens groups called it "the domestic violence industry", which has now reaped its true meaning:
1. Men Rights are making a mint off false allegations propaganda that the most recent research has stated that mostly fathers are guilty of and the statistics are extremely low.
2. Dispute Resolution centers are making a killing off intimidating victims into dangerous consent agreements.
4. Family Court practitioners can guarantee their income when they reverse custody to the abuser.
5. In recent times, it has become politically favorable to appear supporting the interests of the mens movements, after all a majority of the leadership consists of men.
6. As the cycle continues into yet another generation of family violence, so does the guaranteed retirement of all the above.
One of the latest developments of the mens groups is the recent changes of the coroners bill in NSW, the only state in Australia that has a domestic violence homicide review team.
Under the guise of some concocted speeches of sentiments regarding suicide, were changes that gave families more authority over the investigations of the coroners court of cases
that are not deemed, "suspicious". Yet some homicides are not immediately obvious and do require further forensic investigations. Some include strangulation, baby shaken syndrome and
smothering. The "family member" who makes such a decision could very well be the perpetrator and as the dead cannot talk.
It sold in such a way as the shared parenting bill did, "to reduce paperwork and hold up of the courts", but again the devil is in the detail and the "suspicious deaths are in the same
hands of those who work with mens groups leaders to arrive at the scene of domestic violence call outs - the police.
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