There is a steady flow of fathers who contact us for support which tells us that there is a huge issue in our communities that governments are ignoring.
Change happens when you make it happen.
I’m in the Southport courthouse volunteering with @teamendalldv while the @cityofgoldcoast parking inspectors are ticketing vulnerable Qlders outside. One lady in tears as the $80 fine for missing the meter impacts on her ability to fe...
Brothers the volunteers at Endalldv and the ABF are humbled by the experience of helping our brothers who require crisis accommodation.
There is a steady flow of fathers who contact us for support which tells us that there is a huge issue in our communities that governments around the coin are ignoring.
We see our job as providing as much support as possible as we work toward a political solution for policy reform.
We still need a front loading washing machine and dryer to take care of laundry for our brothers and the linen and towels used onsite. If you have something available that you can get over to us let me know.
Message me a delivery address and I’ll get a front loader sent there.
Imagine the difference Endalldv could make with funding! #FamiliesNeedFathers
I have a top loader you can have, it’s a 7 kilo Fisher & Paykel. It’s only a couple of years old and I’ve been trying to sell it, but everyone wants a bargain. You guys, and Cody, Jack, Rob have been wonderful to Paul and I and I’d love the washing machine to go to an amazing use helping people. The only issue.... it’s in Sydney, so if anyone is driving to the Gold Coast from Sydney and has room for it then I’m more than happy for it to live the rest of its life at the Endalldv House ❤️
Do you guys need some pizza or food delivered? Let me know and I’ll have something sent.
My thanks to leith and Sharon for there support to me in my time in need and everyone else involved in that organisation you guys rock thank you
Happy to donate some money, I don’t have much as trying to rebuild my life as ex screwing me over child custody. Where do I donate?
You guys are brilliant....well done!
Nice to see all the love here ❤❤
Nice work guys 👍👍
Bloody good blokes.
Aaron the amount of fathers waiting for these services is endless.
Do you guys have a gofundme account?
That's got some wow factor to it! I'm Sydney based
Brothers this is Adrienne, Adrienne is an ABF volunteer, grandmother and mother of a son who has had a pretty tough run through the family court system.
Adrienne has been on the phones today and mentioned that a few of you were surprised to hear from her. Our job is to make sure you’re getting the support you need, which means when you call 1800Father we will be checking in to see how you are doing pretty regularly.
If you can spare the time the ABF need you to step up and volunteer at the courts as part of direct action, or come into in the office and get on the phones, or if you can’t find time to volunteer we need you to share the campaigns and the ABF party content.
While we work toward policy reform we need to continue supporting fathers and their families who are in crisis.
Brothers it doesn’t matter what computer system the agency uses the organisation needs to be shut down and here’s a couple of reasons why.
Staff enforce incorrect payments by using capacity to pay when actual incomes are much lower, payments are calculated on gross incomes, parents are forced to pay more when the other party has more children in a new relationship, the system rewards parents financially when children are withheld against family court orders.
The ABF party will introduce policy to shut it down and roll out a new system that is designed to promote shared care, while rewarding parents who keep children connected to both families.
Yep, forced to pay child support to an addict who ran away with my child.
Haven't seen my son since march, but the first thing she did was apply for child support when she ran away.
Now I pay for a kid I don't get to see, and am up to my eyeballs in lawyer fees trying to get him back.
Child support is a joke.
Ive had this exact conversation only a month or so ago, the operator took down all my ingoings and outgoings, added it up telling me that my outgoings were 900 bucks more a month then I took in, then proceeded to tell me I had 14k a year spare to access.. she then proceeded to tell me that because the system calculates it on gross, I must pay more money. I've then asked her to do my tax and family budget for me, so she can find more returns and money each month so we can survive. The call was pretty much ended by her. Disgraceful system pushing actual paying fathers (and supporting new partners) over the edge.
How about this for a system
#1, is the father suitable to care
No - process payment
Yes - proceed to step 2
#2, Is the father happy with the amount of care he has?
Yes - process payment
No - proceed to step 3
#3, has the father taken reasonable steps to increase care
No - process payment
Yes - proceed to step 4
#4 - is the mother withholding the children from the father against the fathers wishes
Yes - withhold payments
No - proceed to step 5
#5, Has the mother ever lied to the Government about the father?
Yes - withhold payments until damages undone
No - proceed to step 6
#6, are both sides honest about their income
No - order a audit through the ATO
Yes - proceed with payment.
There may be a few steps to include that cover situations I haven’t thought about, but this would go a long way towards discouraging corruption from the mothers.
I'm a New Zealander. Been here since 2002. Not entitled to Centerlink. Lost my job due to circumstances outside of my control. 4 Children here. No family or anything back in NZ. Zero Income. Surviving in my car off charity. And CSA expect me to pay $113 Per Week. (For 2 of them) .... As I'm typing this I'm looking at my Medications and Thinking maybe this world's better off without me. .... I'm not going to take the meds and end it ... but... the Thoughts are there .... especially when Salvos Crisis say they can't help because there's no exit plan...Unless I tell Salvos my exit plan is suicide ... then it's nut house for me .. so no matter what I do it's lose lose
Left wing nation destroying organisation run by grubs.
I sent a scathing email last eeek requesting information from a case manager. I refused telephone discussion. Funny it’s been 5 days and still haven’t heard back. Funny that? The whole system is corrupt and FAILING
It’s an absolute joke!! I earned 25000 last year a percentage was taken from me weekly,then they take 2000 of my tax??
I had this exact argument witg them last week. CSA had me down for earning $15,000 more than i actually did. The diffenence in repayments is ridiculous. I will save $150 a fortnight and then for my wife to be told that for her 3 kids her ex wont be paying anymore as he earns under the threshold of 20k/yr so now im left to support my 2 ( which i dont have a problen with) and her 3 and us. The system is flawed to no end
The ABS just come out a few months ago and said the average Australian child will now cost $170,000 to raise from zero to 18 years old. So how come my best mate who separated from the mother of his son when his son was two years old paid over $350,000 in child support over 16 years? His ex has a big flash home on the Sunshine Coast with a new husband and a new child, my best mate rents and has nothing but debt and struggle with his new wife and 3 kids. Her new husbands income was never counted. Each time he had another child his child support would drop less than $500 a year. Apparently his 3 youngest kids aren’t as expensive to raise as his eldest child who he hardly got to see.
When the csa workers promotion and or pay rise is calculated by how much money they collect it is in their EBA agreement endorsed by the government , I’ve been fleeced of thousands of dollars but recently had another 15k added to my so called dept even though my child support finished last year when my son turned 18 I still have not got a response from them about this , I have not seen or heard from my son in 6 years or my daughter in 10 , yet people still wonder why male suicide and domestic violence is rampant , I don’t think you have to be an over intelligent person to be able to put two and two together
Everything u mention as to why they should b shutdown, I have personally had happen, child support system is a joke and borderline abuse of power
My friend had $20 pr week left after tax and CS, nobody can live on that, so he stopped working and went on the dole, CS finish now but he been out of work a long time and don't own a car so getting a job is almost impossible now,
Me and my ex have told them now 4 times I DO NOT want unforced payments as we have 50/50 care and a private arrangement. but every 3 or so months he gets a letter to pay and we both have to ring again!! each time they tell me it doesnt matter about 50/50 I can still get $ from him. Grrrr I dont want his $ we have a private arrangement!!!!!
What happens when you find out your kids are working yet their mother hasn't declared it
I updated my care with them to have the twins 80% to her 20%. I get a letter last week saying that it is still 50/50 and theyre using a tax return from 2016! Theyre a joke.
They move fathers off the normal method of assessment to make them pay on a fictitious basis. Sucks being male! :-/
The staff as a majority are an absolute disgrace and need to be sacked.
Good work ABF. Hopefully it gets submitted and approved shortly. The whole system stinks.
I have now had two occasions where I have a recieved a credit due to making non-agency prescribed payment, only to have these credits overturned when the ex complained? The first time I was granted a $3800 credit for paying all of my daughters education fees ontop of paying out $1000 per month in CSA payments. CSA issued (correctly) a credit to my account & stopped collecting payments. My ex forced a review & the credit was overturned on the basis that nowhere in writing was it stated that the payment of the school fees was "child support". Because CSA had stopped taking payments I immediately ended up with a $3k debt, which they immediately started harrasing my employer to collect from my salary.
The second time just recently I paid an extra $4500 in additional payments over a 7 month period, but I made sure I had emails & every payment carried the note CS payment. I was again awarded a $4.5 credit, only to have it overturned & you guessed it $3k garnished out of my tax return.
My daughter has ASD & requires full time proffesional support, but the mother who is ill equipt to look after her pulled her out of a care arrangement with a skilled worker because she could no longer claim 100% care with CSA.
This agency is crap & serves no purpose but to harvest money from men to offset the governments burdern of supporting single mums. No matter which way you turn they are taking your money to save on centerlink payments, the actual welfare of children & families is not thier concern.
It's time for change, time to look after the Children, time to keep Families together.
I know my vote....#Vote1ABF
AUSTRALIAN BETTER FAMILIES
There is a poisonous agenda flowing through all forms of government. No empathy and understanding anymore. It’s on the Marxist March.
Trying to automate everyone so we all act like robots. The least the CSA could do is give an automated wait time on the phone. Telling you your number x and your approx 15min from speaking to someone! Is it really that hard?? Most companies do it, why can’t our corrupt Government do it?
Bring it on, been getting ripped off for years
Does "better together" include and incorporate the ideas of other groups who care just as much about parental alienation ?
I’ve been saying that for years
Something really needs to be done, and soon!!! 😤😤😤😤😤 The CSA make it so difficult to have an amicable relationship with an ex-partner!!!
How do I get involved in this cause... been a victim of the family courts.... I had enough of sitting on the side lines
Court orders are a waste of paper as there is no punishment for not following them and also no punishment for lying in court even if proven- until that changes its pointless, parents know they can just do what they want and nothing will happen- maybe if they knew that if orders arnt followed they lose the kids it would make them think twice!
This gets me so mad, wake up court system....
My partner went through this too, years in the court system only to be paying out more and more each time she broke the court orders.... after 10 years what’s the result... absolutely nothing he doesn’t get to see his son still he pays child support to a women that bad mouths him to his child. People say he will come back, why would he after what’s being said about him the lies and deceit. How many people do they want to keep sending to the grave.. shane on our court system shame on our government who does nothing
In my experience of 9 years of family courts 7 trials it's the female psychologist's report writers that are so biased against men.
A man murdered his family. This was violence by a man towards another man. The women and children were also victims. No where near what you’re trying to portray. Your take on this is way off base.
Australian Story tonight about a woman who killed her four children. I think she's claiming she's innocent or was not in her right mind or some BS.
All victims of a broken and cruel family court system. I hope those who can change this listen to this poor man!
Don't expect anything good from Billshit Shorten...the man is a filthy little dog who stole another man's children and who is completely anti-separated fathers..He now calls Chloe Shorten's and her ex husband's kids HIS KIDS...
As soon as Labor get into power they immediately plan to make sweeping changes to Family Law which will lead to the largest removal of children in our country from their biological fathers in Australian history...Emma Husar is a driving force behind this they want single mums to take all...
Nah!..... The FAILURE OF THE FAMILY LAW SYSTEM does not BEGIN in the Magistrates Courts - it CONTINUES in Australia's Court systems, Police systems and Support Systems that are associated with Family Law. THE FAILURE OF THE FAMILY LAW SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA BEGINS WITH FEDERAL AND STATE POLITICIANS WHO ARE BLIND TO THE REALITY OF THE PROBLEM AND IGNORANT OF CONTRIBUTING CAUSES............The accurate definition of the current reality is clouded by deep emotion and significant bias of people affected by the system, of which there are TENS OF THOUSANDS in Australia. They are ideally placed to identify failures in the law and it's application, but mostly not capable of causing correction to it. Due to human nature, Domestic Violence will never be eliminated - but it can and must be minimised. Federal and State politicians are ultimately responsible to ensure that Laws serve their intended purpose. In this case they have failed, and continue to fail in that obligation, at huge and widespread human cost. Presently, the Family Law system in Australia is so UNFIT FOR PURPOSE that it not only contributes to domestic violence and death, but the application of the inept Law also seriously impacts the health and welfare of communities, Police, Judiciary, and Support Staff associated with it. Internal Police reviews will not solve this problem. Judicial rescheduling will not solve this problem. Management of Support Services will not solve this problem. They only attempt to deal with symptoms. Partial reviews build hope of remedy and consistently disappoint. Nothing less than a TOTAL review and re-write of the entire Family Law Legislation and System by an adequately neutral analytical body will meet community needs. #endalldv #notyourright #Vote1ABF
This is the u fortunate truth
The situations which occur are manifested by the other partners opinions not the truth.
Kids develop mental health issues as a result of this and it’s tragic
Any of you lads about Perth? Could really do with getting some advice, my ex has completely stopped me from seeing my kids unless it’s under supervised visitation for 2 hours per week which I have to pay for, she’s also slapped a family violence restraining order against me which I’ve objected to but the hearing isn’t for another 2 months, I’m completely broken by all of it, feel absolutely powerless. Anyone got and advice on how I can go about getting my kids back into my life would be much appreciated. Cheers
While I agree wholeheartedly about mediation instead of Lawyers, where do you go when the mediator is not up to scratch? Who controls crappy mediator's who charge and arm and a leg then leave you cash strapped and unable to afford a private mediator! The waiting list for a public mediator is way to long!
Best of luck aaron. We need change! ASAP
Aaron, good luck to you, mate.
The father haters will fight like dogs to stop any changes
All we can do is hope! Canberra..hmm.. not holding my breath there!
We should nominate him for Australian of the year..!
our prayers are with you in your personal and public journey.