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Huge child support debt

Huge child support debt

Huge child support debt

Parents in Victorian towns such as Wangaratta and Wodonga owe more than $200 million dollars in unpaid child support.

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A crackdown on those failing to pay their child support has seen record numbers being hit with international travel bans.

The number of people served Departure Prohibition Orders is up almost 50 per cent, and Human Services Minister Micheal Keenan says local parents must understand paying child support is not optional.

“We will stop them at the airport and won’t allow them to leave the country until they’ve cleared their legal obligations. Paying child support isn’t an option, it’s your moral and your legal obligation,” he said.

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