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Monday, 25 May 2009
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To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

The petition of concerned citizens of Australia

Draws to the attention of the House:

The new Child Support Scheme isn’t fair for parents who has their children on school holidays. For us it would be 0-13% child support care percentage, 0-51 nights a year, 1 night fortnight care level Nil care, child support cost percentage is Nil. Cost Percentage reflects the cost we incur when we provide care for our children, for example accommodation, food, entertainment etc, us paying parents cost percentage is Nil. We do meet cost directly through care on school holidays and special occasions. What really hurts is expenses, we have to say no to our children if they want to go to the park, movies etc as we can’t afford it. There’s other paying parents who can’t afford to see their children due to expenses. There are paying parents who pays Child Support and they are not allowed to have any contact with their children, there is not a reasonable reason.

We therefore ask the House to:

Please make it more fair for paying parents who has care of their children on school holiday and special occasions due to living in different towns or states. Why should we be any different from other paying parents and don’t make us pay the price because we see our children on holidays. Please help parents who pays Child Support for their children, they are not allowed to have any contact with

by Mrs Irwin (from 1 citizen)