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Aussie men's group objects to new paternity law plan

Aussie men's group objects to new paternity law plan

A men's lobby group in Australia objected yesterday to a planned law making it an offense to sneak a sample of hair or saliva from a child for a DNA paternity test.
The move could force men to pay child support for children who are not biologically their own, said Men's Rights Agency director Sue Price.
Under current laws men are entitled to have money they have paid in child support returned to them if DNA tests prove they are not the father.
"We know of some men who've had orders made in their favor for the money to be returned to them, that the mother should pay the money back," Price told public radio.
She said paternity tests should be mandatory when a woman claimed child support.


Updated : 2021-10-25 21:48 GMT+08:00