Australian Flag

Australian Men's Rights Advocates - AMRA

This website is being redone and updated during November and December 2021.
It currently contains some things under development. Visit back often

Binding Child Support Agreements: What You Need to Know

By Gillian Yeend, Chamberlains Law Firm, Australia, December 7, 2021

A Binding Child Support Agreement (BCSA) is a written agreement between parents about child support payments.

It is a legally binding document requiring both parties to obtain independent legal advice as both parents must sign and agree to the terms.

It is regulated under the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 but may also affect some provisions under the Family Law Act 1975.

Section 80C of the Child Support (Assessment) Act states that the agreement is binding on the parties provided:

The agreement is in writing;

  1. The agreement is signed by the parties to the agreement;
  2. The agreement contains a statement to the effect that the party to whom the statement relates has been provided, before the agreement was signed by them, as certified in an annexure to the agreement, with independent legal advice from a legal practitioner as to:
    1. the effect of the agreement on the rights of that party; and
    2. the advantages and disadvantages, at the time that the advice was provided, to the party of making the agreement;
  3. The annexure to the agreement contains a certificate signed by the person providing the independent legal advice stating that the advice was provided;
  4. The agreement has not been terminated under section 80Dl and
  5. After the agreement has been signed, either the original agreement or a copy of the agreement is given to each party.

Section 80CA of the same Act states that a BCSA cannot be varied. It can only be terminated and replaced with a new BCSA. A BCSA can only be terminated by:

  1. A provision being included in a new BCSA made by the parties to the previous agreement to the effect that the previous agreement is terminated; or
  2. The parties to the previous agreement making a written ‘termination’ agreement that is binding on the parties and is to the effect that the agreement is terminated; or
  3. A court order setting aside the previous agreement under section 136 of the same Act; or
  4. Where a party to the agreement who is entitled to be paid or provided child support for the child under the agreement ceases to be an eligible carer for the child.

It is important to note that BCSA are governed by a different area of law and do not operate the same way as parenting plans, consent orders or any other such agreement that may concern parenting but not child support.

The amounts in which child support is paid can be assessed by Services Australia who can assist parties in assessing, collecting, and transferring child support payments.

There are certain rules that govern a party’s eligibility to apply for and receive child support payments and a formula on how they assess how much child support should be paid and by who.

The amount can also be agreed between the parties without assessment by Services Australia.

Men's Rights On Dr. Phil

Dr Phil TV Show - Men's Rights

September 2021

Dr Phil mixes both the mainstream men's rights advocates and a nutcase guy looking for publicity to make men look bad to create a controversial and ridiculous show to attract an audience of mainly middle aged non-working women who watch TV in the afternoons.

Advertisers love such controversial shows aimed at women who control over 80% of household spending. The more ridiclous some person on the show is, the better the ratings. Dr Phil is the upscale Jerry Springer. These shows really insult the intelligence of women.

In the show, Dr. Phil, who is no longer registered as psychologist, admits that all of his show management are females as are 90+% of his staff.

The show does have the "Martin Luther King" of the Men's Rights Movement - Warren Farrell. It also has Cassie Jay of The Red Pill documentary fame. Jerry Cox who was falsely accused of rape and kidnapping by a woman is featured. He had the ridiculous charges dropped and successfuly sued the woman.

Watch the show ..

Moms Who Kill

Biological Mothers Murder More of Their Own Children Than Do Biological Fathers

Australian Institute of Criminology statistics show there were 270 child homicide incidents in Australia from July 1989 to June 1999, involving 287 identified offenders and resulting in the deaths of 316 children under 15.

For example, the revised National Homicide Monitoring Program 2006-07 Annual Report states 11 homicides involved a biological mother and 5 involves a biological father.

The Western Australian figures shed light on who is likely to abuse children in families. Mothers are identified as the perpetrator of neglect and abuse in a total of 73% of verified cases.

Biological mothers account for about 35 per cent of all child murders, while biological fathers account for 29 per cent

Read more ..

Domestic Violence - Male Victims

BBC - The One Show on Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Video BBC The One Show on Male Victims of Domestic Violence - Woman assaulting man - Domestic Violence

BBC programme 'The One Show', in which the subject of domestic violence against men is discussed.

September, 2009

UK - not politically correct to fund shelters for men and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

Read more ..

Domestic Violence - Male Victims

Family Courts’ Violence Review
October 2009

The Attorney-General commissioned a review of the practices, procedures and laws that apply in the federal family law courts in the context of family violence. The Family Courts Violence Review considered whether improvements could be made to ensure that the federal family law courts provide the best possible support to families who have experienced or are at risk of violence.

Read more ..

Men's Rights Agency Reply to the Family Courts Violence Review

Extreme Feminists - Hate Heterosexuals

Feminist Scholars Say All Heterosexual Sex is Rape

Certain feminist "scholars", such as law professor Catharine McKinnon, equate all sexual intercourse with rape.

Of the 12 recognized categories of feminists, the "Female Supremacists" are by far the most damaging to society.

They inundate our universities with hatred of males and preach that males are inferior people.  And you wonder why males don't go to university? If you were black, would you go to a university which teaches "White Supremacy"?

Read more ..