Our political party is also known as “The Equal Parenting Party”.
(Please click Summary).
The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) is an Australian political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.
The party’s membership mainly consists of divorced and separated parents, their spouses and partners, grandparents, relatives, friends and anyone else who believes that children have a right to be cared for by both their parents.
Everyone is very welcome to join the Party – this is regardless of your marital or relationship status and regardless if you are have a different or same sex background. No questions are asked in that regard.
All parents, spouses, partners grandparents, relatives, friends and any interested persons are encouraged to join our political party. We are the only political party that specifically supports family law and child support issues.
2. Our Candidates and Current Election Results.
As at 22 July 2016, the current 2016 Federal Election results for four (4) candidates are as follows (counting is still proceeding):
Our candidates were Eric Greening and Andy Thompson – 2,286 votes.
Whitlam (Shellharbour/Bowral, NSW)
Our candidate was Wayne Hartman – 2067 votes.
Cunningham (Wollongong, NSW)
Our candidate was John Flanagan – 1584 votes.
Thank you very to our supporters and volunteers. It was a great effort and a great result.
Our candidates for the 2016 Federal Election are: (Also, please click onto links below for further details)
Eric Greening – Lead Candidate for the NSW Senate
Eric wants to review the family and child support systems with the view to the: ensuring that there is fairness in both systems. This is through the implementation of a presumption of equal time shared parenting. This would apply to any divorce or separation.
Andy Thompson – Second Candidate for the NSW Senate.
Andy is self-employed from Douglas Park, NSW. He is the Party Secretary and Registered Officer of the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting).
Andy founded the Party in 1998.
Wayne Hartman – Whitlam (formerly Throsby), NSW
Wayne is a resident of Blackbutt, near Shellharbour. He lives in the electorate of Whitlam. He is a mechanical tradesman at BlueScope Steel located at Port Kembla.
John Flanagan – Cunningham, NSW
John is a civil engineer from Thirroul. He is standing in Cunningham to highlight what is an unjust family law system in Australia.
3. Our 2016 Election Manifesto.
Our 2016 Election Manifesto is as follows:
1. Change Family Law legislation to recognise parental alienation as child abuse.
2. Change Child Support legislation so that child support is capped at an amount that is affordable.
3. Provide more affordable housing.
4. Provide more housing for our veterans – WWII and Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
5. Introduce legislation to preference the use of Australian steel and other other Australian-made products – both Federal and State.
6. Oppose any attempts to privatise Medicare – this is either before or after the next Federal Election (do not trust our current political parties not to make these changes to Medicare after the Election)
7. Build local infrastructure (e.g. provision of railway services, etc). These projects would deliver both social and economic benefits:-
– Victoria – Melbourne Airport Rail Link ($11billion)
– NSW – Sydney Metro ($11billion)
– Queensland – Brisbane’s Cross River Rail
– Western Australia – Perth Freight Link ($1.5billion)
– South Australia – Gawler Line Rail Upgrade.
8. Construct infrastructure projects where they are specifically needed. For example in Whitlam (formerly Throsby) we support the following projects:
– Duplication the single railway line from Wollongong to Nowra.
– Build the Maldon-Dombarton Railway line (not just talk about it like the local politicians are doing),
– Construct access bridge to West Dapto over the railway line from Fowler’s Road, Dapto.
– Construct the long-awaited lifts to the Unanderra Railway Station.
4. Voting Preferences.
Due to the recent Senate voting changes made by the Government earlier in 2016, the voter allocation of preferences will not have a great impact on the final outcome of the Senate.
For the House of Representatives, we have made a suggestion to you about your allocation of your voting preferences for the 2016 Federal Election.
Please click onto Voting Preferences for details of these suggestions.
5. Details of Previous Federal Elections.
- You can view our history and the electoral results for the Federal Elections held in 2001, 2002 (By-Election), 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 by clicking NCPP(EP) History and Elections Resuls.
- The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) will be contesting the 2016 Federal Election.l
- Also, similar details providing our history and the Federal Election results for the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) can be found on the Wikipedia web page located at Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting).
6. Our Aim and Objectives.
The Aim of the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) is to:
a. Minimise government interference in decisions that affect separated families.
b. Maximise the initiative of individual parents to make those decisions.
The parents and the guardians of their children are the best people to determine what is the right thing to do for their children – not someone from either the Government or the Family Court.
The objectives of the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) are to:
- Change Family Law legislation, so that children have the right to see both parents and be involved with their children.
and at the same time
- Change Child Support legislation so that child support is fairer (for both parents*).
(* child support does not help either parents with the 43.8 per cent unemployment rate for payers of child support payers).
7. Our Policies.
Our policies and the legislative changes that we require can be found by clicking onto the items below marked in blue:-
- NCPP(EP) Family Law–Child Support Policy.
- Our non-family law and child support Party Policies (non-Family Law). This link provides details of our policies other than those policies contained in our main Family Law–Child Support Policy.
- NCPP(EP)’s essential legislative changes that need to be made in our current legislation. This is to ensure that our family law and child support policies are put into practice. Too often have we heard from our local Members of Parliament that they are looking at the issues (and then not doing about the issues).
8. Submissions, Speeches, Photos and Media Interviews.
Our party has made numerous submissions, speeches, street protests and media interviews. These include the following:
- NCPP(EP) submissions to various Government and non-Government inquiries since 2003. Our latest submission is Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee on Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality – 21 February 2016
- NCPP(EP) speeches at formal functions that we have attended as representatives of our party.
- NCPP(EP) photographs taken at our street protests.
- NCPP(EP) interviews with the media.
9. Membership Details.
(Note: Membership is completely free)..
- The NCPP(EP) membership can be also mailed to you. If required, please click onto Request a Membership Form
- If your details have changed since joining our party, you can download a NCPP(EP) “Change of Contact Details” form in either pdf format or MS Word format. This is to assist us in keeping our membership records up to date.
- Donations are gratefully accepted. Please click Donations for details
- Details of the Election Expenses for our candidates.
- Volunteers are always welcome. Please click Volunteers for details.
12. Typical Parenting Agreements and Plans.
- A Standard Joint Parenting Agreement.
- A Typical Parenting Plan (in pdf format).
- A Typical Parenting Plan (in word format).
13. Our Family Law Petition.
Please download and sign our ongoing Family Law Petition
John Flanagan, Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting), PO Box 57, THIRROUL. NSW. 2515.
14. Latest “Reddit” News
Details of the latest family law and child support news, both in Australia and overseas, can be viewed by clicking onto the “Reddit” image. This image is located on the right hand sidebar of this page.
15. Protest Meetings.
We had our first protest in February 2008. Since we have organised fifty (50) protests since that date.
Photos of these 50 protest meetings and other protest meetings that we have attended can be found by clicking the link: photographs.
Our next protest day is scheduled for Friday, 10 June 2016. It will be held outside the Wollongong Family Court. The next protest day is scheduled for Saturday, 11 June 2016 at the Dapto Shopping Centre, at Bong Bong Road. These dates are both subject to weather permitting.
17. Membership Forms – request by mail
As noted above, in Item 6, you can download the form in either pdf format or MS Word format. Once completed you can then forward the completed membership application form to us by either mail, fax or email.
However, if you are unable to download the membership form, you can simply request us to send you a blank membership application form in the mail.. This is by filling in the following appropriate contact details below and by then clicking send. We will mail you a blank membership form so that you can fill in your details.
19. Meeting with the Elected Parliamentarians.
We meet with the elected Parliamentarians to discuss family law and child support issues.
10. Our Contact Details.
The Party Secretary and Registered Officer,
PO Box 97, DOUGLAS PARK. NSW. 2569.
Phone: 02 4630 9072 and 0408 645 511
Fax 02 4630 8300
Deputy Registered Officer,
Address: PO Box 57, THIRROUL. NSW. 2515.
Phone no: 0415 899 574.
This web-site is authorised by John Flanagan, 202 Lawrence Hargrave Drive. THIRROUL. NSW. 2515. Mobile number 0415 899 574.
John Flanagan is the Deputy Registered Officer of the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) .