Australian men's group seeks tests before child support

Australian men's group seeks tests before child support

Australian men's group seeks tests before child support

Updated 19 December 2011, 12:56 AEDT

An Australian lobby group for men is calling for mandatory paternity tests when a woman makes a claim for child support.

The Men's Rights Agency says that between one and three per cent of the Australian population have been affected by misattributed paternity.

They say that in a number of cases the courts have ordered child support money to be returned after a test proved the payer was not the father of a child.

Sue Price, from the Men's Rights Agency, says the paternity tests would prevent this from happening:

"It would eliminate a lot of these problems so at least we could guarantee that they are collecting the money from the right person. But of course, they're pretty unwilling to do those sort of tests".

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