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The Australian child support reforms: A critical evaluation

Smyth, Bruce; Son, Vu; Vnuk, Maria; Rodgers, Bryan


The Australian Child Support Scheme aims to ensure that children continue to be supported financially should their parents separate or never live together. Sweeping changes to the Australian Child Support Scheme were introduced between 2006 and 2008, featuring a dramatically different system for the calculation of child support and a more rigorous enforcement regime. The reforms were intended to respond to ongoing concerns about equity, and to changes in social expectations and practices in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues
DOI: .1002/j.1839-4655.2015.tb00347.x


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