media looking for comment on father or gender related issues, here
is a list of contacts in the Father’s and Men’s movement
in Australia. If you are not a member of the media please do not misuse
If as an individual or group you are looking for
a way to contact the media for letters or press releases we recommend
the Margaret Gee Media Guide, available at any public library or
for purchase in hard copy or on disc.
For groups wishing to disseminate press releases
we also recommend the Media Services of Australian Associated Press
as the single most effective way of getting your information into
the nation’s news rooms. This can be done using their wire
service, which goes to every major news room in the country, their
wire, fax and email distribution service which can target metropolitan,
regional or suburban media outlets nationally or by state and can
also target radio, television, print or all three as you wish. They
can also distribute your newsletters for you.
They can be found at: www.aapmedianet.com.au.
for the media in the Men’s and Fathers movement in Australia
in alphabetical order:
Ian Wilson: email@example.com (07) 46 130 331
Care For Us - Lobby group primarily against
NSW Dept of Community Services (DOCS)
Shane Nichols 0416 385 148.
Australia - Active Sydney based lobby and support group.
President Rod Hardwick. 0419 986 345.
Tony Miller. 0266 528 113.
On The Air
Rick Torning 0419 297 667 or 02 457 72 707
Ray Thompson 08 9403 3217
Solutions - Leading commercial lab for paternity testing.
Director Vern Muir. 0404 884 362.
For Family Equity
Director Malcolm Mathias. Phones overloaded. Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Reform Association - Long established
Secretary Coral Slattery. 02 9542 2459 or 0402 021 438.
Law Reform and Assistance Association - Psychologist
and expert on men and separation
Sylvia Smith 0749 725 899.
Parenting Association - Active Adelaide based group.
Yuri Joakimidis 08 8244 5184.
News lines include
Manumit, which means to release from servitude
or slavery and is an excellent daily source of news and research
on gender isses.
an Australian online support group/service for separated and divorced
men and fathers. NUANCE promotes the equality of men and fathers
before the law in Australia by raising awareness, networking, lobbying
Lone Fathers Association - The longest operating
of all the fathers groups
President Barry Williams 02 6258 4216 or 0417 66 8802.
Rights Agency - Lobby group offering practical advice/assistance
in family law, child support, domestic violence. Brisbane based
Sue Price. 07 3805 5611 or 0409 269 621.
- Ian 4613 0331
Darwin - Paul 0418 897 542
Health and Information Resource Centre - University
of Western Sydney. Their web site is an essential resource for anyone
interested in fathers or mens issues.
Michael Woods. 02 4570 1713 or 0414 710 696.
- Programs for separated men
Daryl Sturgess 073 357 3321 Owen Pershouse 073 359 6633.
Australia - Twenty four hour hotline established with
government funds unable to answer more than one in five of their
deluge of calls. Excellent resource.
Director Terry Melvin 0404 879 987. Office 03 9326 8522.
Green QC - Author of Fathers After Divorce now running
his own mediation service.
0419 407 289.
of Paying Parents - Spirited group campaigning for
the women and children of second families who’s rights have
National Spokeswoman Diane Caldwell 0262 48 0993
Founder Alison Pearce 03 9849 1800.
Kelso - Expert in public sector ethics. Central Queensland
University. A particular critic of the CSA, Kelso’s academic
journal Nuance is essential reading
07 4930 9464
Hillman Foundation - Passionate campaigners for family
Mark Bourne 0408 917 125.
Shared Parenting Council of Australia
Fed Dir Geoffrey
Greene 04222 96200 or 088 365 1336
Pres Matilda Bawden 0412 836 685.
Also see our
links for the web sites of many of
the above organisations.