Welcome to the Joint Parenting Association (JPA) a national non-profit organization based in Adelaide, South Australia.  We appreciate you coming to visit our website.  Unlike many other organizations with some of the same concerns, we are neither a women’s group nor a men's group. Rather, we advocate what we believe to be in the best interests of children, including the Children’s Bill Of Rights.

For the child's benefit the JPA:

  • Advocates a rebuttable presumption of joint residence following separation or divorce.

  • Advocates two parents and the kinship network are the best first line of defence against poverty.

  • Works to transform the typical adversarial divorce process into one of mandatory mediation.

We are not lobbyists but we do take positions on Bills before the state and federal parliaments and attempt to keep lawmakers informed of our advocacy.

The information contained in this web site is provided as a service to the Internet community and it  does not constitute legal advice.  Nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.

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31 December 2003

Business As Usual

Peter Lewis MP.  Speaker, South Australian State Parliament

27 December 2003

Custody Recommendations A Disappointment

Federal Senator Len Harris

24 June 2003

Government Moves Ahead On Child Custody

The Hon. Daryl Williams AM QC MP Attorney-General and Hon. Larry Anthony, MP Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

14 January 2003

From The Heart

Peter Lewis MP, Speaker, South Australian State Parliament

20 June 2002

Family Law Break- through

Federal Senator Len Harris


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