About this inquiry

The Committee will consider whether any problems experienced by payers or payees of child support impact on the majority of parents and other carers involved in the system, or a minority, and make recommendations accordingly.



Past Public Hearings

02 Oct 2014: Canberra, ACT
25 Sep 2014: Canberra, ACT
04 Sep 2014: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

Accessibility

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Questionnaire snapshots

Over the course of the inquiry, we will publish snapshots of responses to the Questionnaire. Organised by theme, the snapshots will provide a summary of the experiences and stories that are being shared through the inquiry.

Snapshot 3 – Communication Tools

Snapshot 3 thumbnail image  25 August 2014

This snapshot captures some questionnaire responses about how the Child Support program communicates with its clients. The questionnaire has been online for approximately 14 weeks and we have received over 11 000 responses. Though it isn't a statistical tool, it captures the opinions of people who choose to complete it.

 

Snapshot 2 – Responsiveness to change

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24 June 2014

This snapshot compiles some responses about how well the Child Support program responds to changes in people’s lives. The questionnaire has been online for about six weeks, and in that time we have received more than 10,000 responses.

The questionnaire asks individuals if the Child Support program is responsive to changes in their lives.

 

Snapshot 1 – Negotiation

Snapshots 

14 May 2014

The Questionnaire has been online for two weeks, and we have received about 2200 comprehensive responses. There are some interesting trends so far: more than 40% of respondents are aged between 36 and 45, and about the same percentage of respondents receive money through the Child Support program. There are roughly equal numbers of responses from men and women. We have compiled some of the responses about the ease or challenges in negotiating child support arrangements.

 

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2358
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
spla.reps@aph.gov.au

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