Sterotyping and victimisation – no change in 7 years

This from a 2010 article, and in terms of victimisation of many Child Support (over) payers, nothing has changed :

“The government watchdog responsible for overseeing child support payments has been unfairly focusing on parents who do not pay enough while ignoring those who are getting too much, the Commonwealth Ombudsman says.

Those required to make payments – usually fathers – were made the subject of rigorous investigations including their property holdings, tax minimisation arrangements and involvement in complex corporate structures.

The review found that on some occasions these investigations were intrusive and insensitive – assuming that fathers deliberately rather than accidentally mis-represented their ability to pay child support.”

Full article here