Background Paper on Child Support

Child Poverty Action group is pleased to publish this backgrounder on child support. It is a policy issue that is overdue for attention.

This backgrounder highlights that both The Child Support Act 1991  and the Liable Parent Contribution Scheme that  preceded it have emphasised that where a solo-parent is on a benefit, their former partner ought to provide recompense to the tax-payer. The interests of the child or children are not the central concern. 

The full backgrounder and other material on Child Support can be accessed below.


Child Support: a summary and comparison of legislation and policy in New Zealand and Australia

Submission: Interim comments on the Supporting Children Project

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