Our political party is also known as “The Equal Parenting Party”.
(Please click Summary for an outline of our overall web-site).
1. Introduction.There are two (2) questions that most people ask:-
. 1. What is cause of the family law and child support problem?
. 2. How can this family law and child support problem be fixed?.
Family law and child support issues do not need to be a problem.
Family law and child support issues consist of such diverse items as property and superannuation splitting, child access, child support payments, allegations of family violence and/or child abuse, parental alienation, relocation of children, forced removal of children by welfare authorities, etc. etc.
However our family law and child support problem is fundamentally caused by the underlying hidden agenda of the obtaining of “equal pay for women”. Whilst we fully agree with and emphatically support “equal pay for women”, we are totally against the biased and unaccountable means that is used to achieve this objective.
Our solution is simple.
We want equal parenting as the starting point, after divorce or separation. We also want a realistic cap on child support payments.
If these two (2) solutions are achieved, then the family law and child support problem will be be solved.
2. The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting).
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 by us in that regard (nor should these questions on your marital background be asked by anyone).
All parents, spouses, partners grandparents, relatives, friends and any interested persons are encouraged to join our political party. Other than the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, we are the only political party that specifically supports family law and child support issues.
3. The 2016 Federal Election Results.
The results for our four (4) candidates at the 2016 Federal Election were as follows:
Whitlam (Shellharbour/Bowral, NSW)
Our candidate was Wayne Hartman – 2,081 votes.
Cunningham (Wollongong, NSW)
Our candidate was John Flanagan – 1,582 votes.
We wish to thank our supporters and volunteers very much. It was a great effort and a great result.
Subsequent to the 2016 Federal Election, our Party Secretary, Andy Thompson, wrote a letter to the new Senator Pauline Hanson of the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. As a result of this correspondence, we have now secured a meeting with her party to discuss family law and child support issues.
We note that the next Federal Election is due to be held sometime in 2019 (if not earlier). At the next election, we hope to have more candidates in the other five (5) states and two (2) territories (in the past, we have fielded candidates in up to four (4) states).
4. Our Recommended Voting Preferences.
We would recommend that your second preferences go to the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Christian parties; then to the Nationals and the Liberals; then to the Labor Party and lastly to the Greens. However, of course, that decision would ultimately be your decision.
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
- The details of the Federal Elections held in 2001, 2002 (By-Election), 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 can be found by clicking NCPP(EP) History and Elections Resuls.
- 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:-
- The NCPP(EP) Family Law and child Support Policies can be found at Family Law–Child Support Policy.
- Our Non-Family Law and Non-Child support policies can be found at 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
- The legislative changes need to be made to our current legislation. can be found at essential legislative changes Too often have we heard from our local Members of Parliament saying that they are looking at the issues (when in reality they are going to do nothing).
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 held our first protest meeting in February 2008. Since then we have organised fifty two (52) protests.
Photos of these 52 protest meetings and some other protest meetings, that we have also attended, can be found by clicking the link:photographs.
16. Membership Forms – request by mail
You can download a copy of our membership 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 this 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.
18. Meeting with the Elected Parliamentarians.
We often meet with the elected Parliamentarians to discuss family law and child support issues.
19. 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) .