Australia has high rates of separated fathers who do not comply with the terms of their child support agreements and assessments. This is typically discussed as a design or implementation flaw in the Child Support Program. But after interviewing many women who have struggled with their former partner’s non-compliance – often for years and with devastating financial and emotional impacts – I argue that we need to rethink the meaning and dynamics of non-compliance. It can be a form of economic abuse.
|Publisher||Power to Persuade|
|Place of Publication||http://www.powertopersuade.org.au/blog/australias-child-support-system-facilitates-economic-abuse/5/|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Feb 2019|
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- child support
- domestic violence
- economic abuse