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The Men's Right's Agency, Australia, by Sue Price, Director, November 19th, 2009

November 19 - International Men's Day


Nov 19: On International Men's Day, the Rudd Government has been accused of declaring war on Dads in response to calls from extremist women's groups, who see no need for fathers in children lives, apart from their usefulness in paying the bills. The accusation has been made by Men's Rights Agency Director, Sue Price.

International Men's Day is an occasion for men to highlight discrimination against them and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and childcare.

But according to the Men's Rights Agency, in modern day Australia Anti-male women's groups (led by author Barbara Biggs) are seeking to roll back the shared parenting changes to family law. Their petition makes two claims 1) the need to protect women and children from violent husbands/fathers and 2) to prevent children from being sexually abused by their father.

Both good intentions, but if exposing crimes within the family and against children is their true intention, why do they not call for the protection of 1) fathers and children from violent wives/mothers and 2) to prevent children from being sexually abused by other siblings, mother's boyfriends, stepfathers and mothers themselves when in their care, not to forget, protecting children from neglect, physical and emotional abuse and even murder, where mothers are the majority offenders of these crimes.

The Australian Institute of Criminology National Homicide Monitoring Program for 2006-07 showed 11 mothers and 5 fathers killed their children (one father killed 2), plus five more children were killed by the mother's live-in defacto.

Identified perpetrators only Neglect % Emotional /
Psych %
Physical %

Sexual %

Defacto / step-parent / guardian - male 2.20 8.19 16.79 14.21
Defacto / foster / guardian - female 2.51 5.26 0.75 0.51
Bio father 11.64 23.98 24.25 11.17
Bio mother 50.63 42.11 28.36 1.52
Other females including siblings / friends 1.57 0.58 2.98 0.00
Other males including siblings / friends 1.26 1.17 2.24 40.61
Not recorded 30.19 18.71 24.63 31.98

The West Australian Government has been the first to release the details of the relationship of the perpetrator to a child abuse victim, albeit as a result of an FOI application.

(The categories in this table have been grouped together to conserve space. The full table is available upon request. Department of Child Safety 2005-2006)

In all categories apart from sexual abuse, mothers are the majority offenders against children. Siblings and other male relatives make up the majority of sexual abuse offenders.

Queensland Child Safety Minister Phil Reeves in response to a Question on Notice recently told Parliament that 2491 substantiated abuse cases occurred in intact family homes; 1335 in step/blended families; 2770 in single mother households and 284 in single dads' homes.

Consistent lobbying by women seeking a return to the days when fathers were relegated to visitor status and mothers were assured primary care of the children, whether they were a suitable parent or not, has persuaded the Attorney General, Rob McLelland, to launch numerous inquiries into family violence/family courts. The Darcey Freeman tragedy, when the 4 year old was thrown from the Melbourne Westgate Bridge, allegedly by her father, has contributed to the knee-jerk reaction of the Attorney General to question whether the new shared parenting provisions included in the legislation might have been a contributing factor. Strange he did not respond similarly when Gabriella Garcia, threw herself and her 22 month old son off the same bridge 12 months previously. The Freeman tragedy was broadcast globally, but media coverage for Garcia and her son was far more sympathetic to the mother, with social commentators wondering how we had failed, as a caring society, to offer assistance to this troubled person and calls for the Westgate Bridge to be fenced to prevent a reoccurrence. Both mothers and fathers must experience similar moments of insanity and despair to kill their own children, yet we treat 'dads as bad and mothers as sad or mad!

So why have fathers gained such a terrible reputation? Why does suspicion surround their relationship with their children once they are separated from the mother, when no such fears were expressed prior to separation?

The feminist agenda has been well served by their claims of rampant domestic violence, rape and now child abuse. Funding flows from politicians seeking to protect 'a defenceless female'. Yet no one is asking women's services or refuges to account for the enormous sums of money that are entrusted to them. Judging by recent claims for more funding and protection for women and children only, one might conclude, the money already given has had little effect, wasted on incompetent programs that focus only on violence committed by men, never the violence committed by women against either their partner or their child. Treating only half the problem within a relationship is not a solution likely to bring about positive results.

In some States, between 30 to 40% of domestic violence orders (AVOs) issued are to protect men. Other statistical evidence, gathered via reputable International studies finds equal numbers of men and women are violent and abusive to each other.

The petition promoted by Biggs is dishonest in not recognising abuse of children in all its forms and by all perpetrators. She is responsible for generating a new level of hatred against fathers, who are merely seeking to be more involved in their children's lives. The forced removal of fathers will only put more children at risk of harm. The same harm Biggs describes in her book about her life where she claims to have been subjected to sexual abuse after growing up in a single mother household with no father to guide and protect her.

Sue Price, Director, Men's Rights Agency

Mob: 0409 269 621

Paternity Fraud
UK National Survey

Paternity fraud survey statistics

Scotland's National Newspaper

96% of women are liars, honest

5,000 women polled

Half the women said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby's real father.

Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.

Globe and Mail - Paternity Fraud statistics for Canada

Canada's largest
national newspaper

Mommy's little secret

The article contains info about children's identity fraud at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

December 14, 2002.

Includes interview with employees of Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who admit they deny children's identity information to husbands/male partners of mothers who want to hide the real identity of their child because they had an affair. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of The Child specifically supports a child's human right to have a relationship with both his/her biological parents. In addition, this article is proof that The Hospital for Sick Children ("Sick Kids") supports paternity fraud.

Further "Sick Kids" supports a mother's rights only, which they view, supersedes 3 other people's rights, namely, the rights of the biological father, the rights of the mother's male partner/husband and the child's identity rights.

BBC News logo

One in 25 fathers 'not the daddy'

Up to one in 25 dads could unknowingly be raising another man's child, UK health researchers estimate.

Increasing use of genetic testing for medical and legal reasons means Read More ..uples are discovering the biological proof of who fathered the child.

The Liverpool John Moores University team reached its estimate based on research findings published between 1950 and 2004.

The study appears in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Biological father
Professor Mark Bellis and his team said that the implications of so-called paternal discrepancy were huge and largely ignored, even though the incidence was increasing.

In the US, the number of paternity tests increased from 142,000 in 1991 to 310,490 in 2001.

Paternity Fraud - Spain Supreme Court - Civil Damages

Daily Mail UK

Adulterous woman ordered to pay husband £177,000 in 'moral damages'

The Daily Mail, UK
18th February 2009

An adulterous Spanish woman who conceived three children with her lover has been ordered to pay £177,000 in 'moral damages' to her husband.

The cuckolded man had believed that the three children were his until a DNA test eventually proved they were fathered by another man.

The husband, who along with the other man cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the children's identities, suspected his second wife may have been unfaithful in 2001.

Sydney Morning Herald

Biology, not heart, provokes women's infidelity

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
January 15, 2009

BEAUTIFUL women who have affairs can now blame it on their sex hormones.

Women with higher levels of oestradiol, a form of oestrogen, not only look and feel Read More ..tractive, they are also more likely to cheat on their partners, a new study has found.

One-night-stands are not what interest these flirtatious females, who tend to have bigger breasts, relatively small waists and symmetrical faces as a result of their high levels of oestradiol.

Rather, they adopt a strategy of serial monogamy, say the researchers, led by Kristina Durante of the University of Texas.  Read More ..

Paternity Fraud & the Criminal Code of Canada

Paternity fraud: Is it or should it be a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada?

You be the judge.  Read More ..

Independent Women's Forum

Who Knows Father Best?

Feminist organizations including the National Organization of Women (NOW) has objected to legislation that requires the courts to vacate paternity judgments against men who arent, in fact, the father.

Think about that. NOW wants some man, any man, to make child support payments. The woman who doesnt even know who the father is, should not be held responsible for her actions, is a sweet, loving, blameless mother who seeks only to care for her child and if naming some schmuck as father who never saw her before in his life helps her provide for the innocent babe, well then, that's fine.

Innocence is no excuse. Pay up.   Read More ..

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast: November 22, 2004

Who's Your Daddy?

Last year, more than 3,000 DNA paternity tests were commissioned by Australian men, and in almost a quarter of those cases, the test revealed that not only had their partners been unfaithful, but the children they thought were theirs had been sired by someone else. Read More ..