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

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 support, while women and children are forced to live in poverty and bear the burden of pursuing payments with limited access to legal assistance.

You can access the report here https://www.wlsa.org.au/new-report-reveals-how-australias-child-support-system-facilitates-economic-abuse-of-women/

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