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New report reveals how Australia’s child support system facilitates economic abuse of women

13 May 2024 News

Media release / Sunday 5 May 2024 National peak body Women’s Legal Services Australia released their research report into the non-payment of child support as a form of economic abuse of Australian women. The non-payment of child support is a deeply gendered issue and remains an unrecognised form of economic abuse by many Australian Government agencies and financial institutions. The …

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New report reveals how Australia’s child support system facilitates economic abuse of women – WLSA

6 May 2024 News

Women’s Legal Service Australia have released our literature review on the non-payment and underpayment of child support as economic abuse against women and children. The literature reveals extensive evidence of the way fathers are using child support as a weapon to perpetrate ongoing gendered violence against mothers. Urgent reforms are needed to ensure fathers cannot continue to avoid paying child …

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Women’s Legal Service WA provides a range of legal support services to West Australian women in crisis or those facing disadvantage.

  • Educate women to know their legal rights
  • Support women in gaining equitable access to information, advice and advocacy
  • Assist women to achieve fair outcomes
  • Empower women to make informed legal choices

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