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SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY STATISTICS IN AUSTRALIA

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2007-2008 SHARED PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY STATISTICS IN CASES CONDUCTED IN THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA.

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Shared Parental Responsibility - Time Spent with parents

1. Majority oftime2. 50/50%3. 30-45%4. 10-29%5. 1-9%6. No contact7. Not set8. Complex9. N/AAmount of Time with categoryPercent of Caseswith Mother Consent Caseswith Mother Final Orders Caseswith Father Consent Caseswith Father Final Orders Cases

Note: ‘Not Set’ indicates there is no set rigid arrangement in the time split; Complex indicates where the time arrangement is too difficult to determine, such as for infants and ‘hours’ rather than days and multiple children with differing time arrangements etc; N/A indicates that the case may not have 2 ‘parents’ and an ‘other’ party is involved.

CASES WHERE FATHERS RECEIVED A MAJORITY OF TIME

In 17% of litigated cases, the Family Court made orders that the children spend more than 50% of time with their father.

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Shared Parental Reponsibility Familily Court of Australia 2008-2009

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Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS
Contact arrangements

Of the children aged 0 to 17 years with a natural parent living elsewhere in 2009-10, 48% (508,000) saw this parent at least once per fortnight, while 24% rarely saw their natural parent living elsewhere (less than once per year or never). The pattern of regular contact that children have with their natural parent living elsewhere has been relatively stable over time, with
approximately half having contact at least once per fortnight (44% in 1997, 51% in 2003, 43% in 2006-07 and 48% in 2009-10). The proportion of children who rarely had contact with their natural parent living elsewhere (less than once per year or never) has declined over time (30% in 1997, 26% in 2003, 28% in 2006-07 and 24% in 2009-10).

In 2009-10, of children with a natural parent living elsewhere, 3% spent half their nights or more per year staying with that other parent, while 19% of children spent less than 10% of their nights per year (for example, less than 3 nights per month) staying overnight with the parent living elsewhere. Fifteen percent of children spent between 10% and 20% of their nights (for example, between 3 and 6 nights per month) with the natural parent living elsewhere. Almost half (45%) of children with a natural parent living elsewhere never stayed overnight with that parent (table 14).

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