- Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:39 pm #13363
It's true they don't want to change it, but they will have to if there is enough pressure from us. I have been speaking to Julie Collins the Minister for the Status of Women and she is supportive of change having lived the failure of the CSsystem. She has just been given a position in cabinet so will now have more influence. My local labor senator has also just written to Jenny Macklin citing my arguments for a review and the research I gave her - look up a paper by Drs Kay Cook and Kristin Natalier: 'The gendered framing of Australia's child support reforms'. If we all keep asking for the review and giving them our own examples of why it is not working and the review is so essential, it will happen! Mummymermaid, you need to send your story of the $8000 taken by the tax office to your local member and senator and cc to Julie Collins and ask them all to urge Jenny Macklin to initiate the review. We have to keep demonstrating with real life impacts how inadequate the system is for our children.