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Reviews of Family Law will cost Labor votes

Media Release - Men's Rights Agency - Thursday, 19th August 2010

A recent national survey of the voting intentions of nearly 500 people has revealed the reviews undertaken by the federal Government of Family Law and the impact these reviews are likely to have on shared parenting will cost Labor votes.

The survey asked: Will the roll-back of shared parenting affect your vote?

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those surveyed said they voted Labor at the last federal election. More..


White Ribbon Day School kits used to profile young boys as potential abusers

Media Release - Men's Rights Agency ( Australia )

November 23, 2009

The Director of Men's Rights Agency, Sue Price, demands the recall of school education kits distributed by the White Ribbon Foundation because they contain mischievous and incorrect information which greatly exaggerates the level of physical assaults by men on young women by nearly 400%.

There are a number of questionable claims made in the WRF kit. The most notable are:

  • 27.2% of young women aged 18 – 24 years experienced a physical assault in the previous 12 months. The correct figure is 7%.
  • 12% of women age 45 – 54 experienced physical assault in the past 12 months. The correct figure is 2%.
  • Young women aged 18 – 24 experienced a three to four times greater risk of violence compared to women overall. The correct figure is 2.1 times greater.

“By claiming nearly 30% of young women can expect to be assaulted, WR campaigners are creating an unnecessary climate of fear and an expectation that far greater numbers of young men will be violent”, said Sue Price. “To profile our young men and particularly young impressionable schoolboys in Grades 5 – 8 in such a way is to diminish their belief in themselves as young males. Branding them with a wrist band displaying the slogan “Say no to domestic violence” and indoctrinating them in believing they should take on the shame and guilt for others‟ bad behaviour is totally unacceptable and counterproductive.”

The author of Not Guilty: the Case In Defence of Men (1999), David Thomas, applauded teaching boys to be “non confrontational” but warned “educationalists who seek to cut down on sex–attacks and crimes of assault by attempting to undermine the very idea of masculinity or to feminize young boys will find their policies have precisely the opposite effect. Well-balanced men, who are secure and confident in their masculinity are far less likely to harm women than men who are insecure or resentful” (p.217). More..


Men’s Rights: ‘No Fault’ Divorce Should be Reviewed

Media Release - Men's Rights Agency - July 2009

Important Policy Review Slams Door on Fathers Right’s Groups

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is currently undertaking research into the effects of important changes to family law which, in 2006, introduced shared parental responsibility and focused on a child’s right to be raised by both parents.

The Attorney General says he will be guided by the report from AIFS which, disturbingly, is only taking submissions from a select and "anointed" group of organisations – rather than the broader community. More..