- Labor’s retrograde Family Law bill rammed through.
Well done Bettina but after thinking through this story I believe it raises far wider and serious issues.
When same sex marriage became legalised after a one-sided manipulative public campaign, it gave legitimacy to fatherless families and motherless families. No longer does every child have a right to a father and a mother.
The term “marriage equality” became the new jargon that most people signed up to. But the truth is that marriage used to mean a special relationship that provided a father and a mother to biological children. It wasn’t an issue of equality at all. In fact it fundamentally changed the entire understanding of marriage and family.
It then became just a short step to dispose of the desirability for children to have both a mother and a father, together. But this is an old, and perhaps discredited view. But where will it lead.
Will they take a balanced view or is it all about the female?
I just read this: Social media influencer guilty of sexually assaulting 14yo boy
This: "The 46-year-old woman, who cannot be identified"
"After an eight day trial in the NSW District Court, a jury of eight men and four women found her guilty of the child sex offences."
So, unlike Bruce Lehrmann and other men, this woman still remains un-named...
NB: I wrote to the PM of Australia complaining that men are named whereas women are not.. we all know the deal as Bettina alerts us to this all the time as do many on here.. but...
You too can write to the PM and let him know you are not happy about this!
Hi everyone, Hopefully I will be writing about the Lehrmann Toowoomba case in the next few days. Echoes of the mad Drumgold, interference from the powers that be, unreliable complainant - amazing stuff. Coming soon.
Can’t wait to hear Bettinas takes on the next Bruce Lehman trial. I smell the elites and feminists devo they lost round 1 and want to get him. Or some women knowing the dollars Higgins got. Sorry still don’t believe it. Cops may also want the fame of a high profile case.
So much to keep up with! We elect our politicians to do the right thing! To deal with this stuff responsibly and on our behalf. Yet once elected, they seem to be able to do so much that we wouldn't ask for. Or, they seem to be able to look the other way, they don't, or won't step up. We have seen it with the Voice, the Misinformation Bill and Family law. What next?
Interesting study just completed in the UK on men being suicidal because of the family court system.
Over 40% (41.9%) of men who approach support services during family breakdown express suicidal thoughts. https://www.uwl.ac.uk/research/research-impact/lost-dads?redirect=1&source=lostdads
It is absolutely shocking. In my city of Brisbane this week, when they just went looking for one father who had committed suicide, they accidentally stumbled over another dead man who had leapt from the same same cliff who they weren't even looking for! At the same time, the government purposely worsens the one factor that they know causes male suicide. They cry crocodile tears about the THOUSANDS of dead each year, and then worsen that huge problem in order to supposedly address a domestic violence problem that kills 50-60 women per year. This disgusting action has really galvanised me to start doing something in real life about this. I am really keen to know what organisations to get involved in, if any exist.
look at this, people. ABC celebrates denying divorced fathers care of children.
They are sickening!!
(Thank you Bettina for the work you do)
Once I realized that the Family Courts are unjust I began and continue to advise my family (nephews, younger brothers, cousins) & young male friends to not have children here in Australia as the risk is too high unfortunately, and if they do to take as many precautions as possible. It's almost funny.
I was gobsmacked by the LNP response to the bill, particularly Michaela Cash voting in favour. Even if the LNP were in power, I can't see this being reversed. Nearly all our politicians don't have the courage to vote for anything that is "pro" male for fear of being labelled as soft on domestic violence or a rape apologist. Family court judges supported this because they don't want anything that limits their powers.
The reality is that with this, and other woke causes, the narrative is being controlled by a small cabal of non representative activists. Unlike women's rights, there are no votes to be gained in supporting mens' rights, which is astounding considering we are half the population. So the question is how do men get a Voice?
The usual crap about "protecting" children is again wheeled out and we are all expected to react appropriately with self righteous indignation toward those men accused of even the most trivial cases of so called 'child abuse'.
This works every time and men need to call the feminist's bluff, play the devil's advocate and say "we don't care "
Children are overprotected and mollycoddled in western societies , so much that it is making them fearful and neurotic.
This is the work of the Feminist/ Marxists whose aim is to weaken societies, what better way than to ensure a generation of children grow up with no experience in self reliance or character building . A nation of dependent serfs who will do as they are told.
This is what we are heading toward, and at least some countries such as Germany are letting their kids take risks and learn .
I listened to PH passionate speech and the smug labor minister made me so mad. Reading the bill and the proposed amendments makes me feel so powerful against these people (and I won full custody). But I just feel for the children (who will see little of their dads); fathers who will spend their life savings and get little spend-time; and society who have damaged children who grow into adults.
It breaks my heart and sends my bowels into convulsions each time I read the latest treachery by our politicians when it comes to men's rights. How do the spineless scum purported to be males in parliament sleep at night?
Do they not have fathers, brothers and sons?
I have given up on women who with rare exception are self-interested or entirely apathetic about any issue not negatively impacting women (when was there ever such an issue in our political sphere?)
This retrograde step will damage families. Families include 2 parents and children. Why on earth are Labor and Greens doing this under the false guise "best interests of the children"? How often do we hear so many of our disenchanted and sometimes criminal or drug addicted youth cite to the courts that they grew up having little contact with one of their parents, usually the father, as their excuse and plead for leniency? What is wrong with our politicians that they can't see the damage this alteration to the Family Law Act will do to Australian community. And for those that know and abstained vote, I say to you that you lack backbone and principal. You have let us down.
Australia is going backwards in promoting equality of opportunity for the children of separated parents. Is our government aware of the large body of studies showing how important fathers are for children? It seems policy makers have been blinded & captured by identity politics & are marginalising men instead of promoting respect between women & men. Thanks for your article & tireless work Bettina, as shown in your latest piece "Parliament votes for more fatherless children".