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Parental leave for dads – Australia trails the world

Australia has one of the least effective parental leave systems for dads with men accounting for less than 1% of parents who receive leave and benefits, according to a new global study on fatherhood.

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Prison dads need fathers’ rights say Victorian researchers

Dads in Victoria who end up in prison are being denied their parental rights and treated differently from incarcerated mums, according to research published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

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Gay dads face discrimination

Gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma and avoid situations because of fear of stigma, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics has found.

The study, published on January 14, surveyed men who identified as gay and as fathers, drawing on 732 respondents from 47 states across the United States.

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New “DILF” Dads’ Groups Enjoy Rapid Expansion

A new dads’ group set up in Terrigal in NSW last September says it has expanded to nearly 40 groups across six states in just a few months.

The DILF Club (they say it stands for “Dads I’d Like To Friend”), was set up with the aim of establishing support networks for dads with younger children.

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Dads' mental health: good news, bad news

Parenthood expert, Elly Taylor, shares her thoughts on the state of dads' mental health in Australia, following her presentation at the National Men's Health Gathering

I was only there for a few sessions of this year's National Men's Health Gathering before my own presentation on Parenthood and Men's Wellbeing, but geez, some of it was hard going. The incidences of male suicide and domestic violence are shocking.

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Men's Health Strategy: 5 ways to help dads in distress

Pete Nicholls of Parents Beyond Breakup, outlines five ways he's like to see the National Men's Health Strategy support separated fathers. 

As CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup, I was disappointed to discover that the National Men's Health Strategy doesn't focus on the needs of separated dads.

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Australia could do better for new dads says report

Australia is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to supporting men to be involved fathers, according to new report for the Parents At Work campaign.

Our experiences of fatherhood are one of the key social factors that shape men’s health (see our Framework For A Healthier Future) and “The System” plays a significant role in shaping men’s experiences of being a dad.

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