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Lone father does not support Qld govt’s domestic violence taskforce

Michael Ord slideshow

MICHAEL Ord has not seen his three children for a decade.  “They are grown now and do not want to have contact,” he said. Mr Ord runs the Brisbane branch of the Lone Fathers Association of Australia, and he offers a different perspective on the campaign to eradicate domestic violence. He is not a supporter of the State Government taskforce that ... Read More »

Seventy-five per cent of Syrian population live in poverty

Syrian girls walking near rubbish

FIVE years after the Syrian civil war began, the conflict’s legacy is one of the biggest humanitarian crises since the Second World War.In response, one of the largest humanitarian networks, Caritas, has reached 1.8 million Syrians in its programs in the past year alone.Caritas Australia’s head of emergencies Melville Fernandez said after five years 250,000 people had died, 12.2 million ... Read More »

Family tax benefit cuts discriminate

Families worse off with tax cuts

FAMILIES with two parents and low incomes will be hit by the Labor’s decision to support Federal Government cuts to Family Tax Benefit Part B. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Labor would support the plan, but not for single-parent families or grandparents who were primary carers. “Labor’s been prepared to work with the Government where it was fair and fiscally ... Read More »

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