Welcome to Common Ground and thank you for visiting! CG is a hub advocating for shared parenting after divorce. Children deserve to have both parents involved in their life wherever practical. Both mothers and fathers deserve to be involved in raising their offspring.

My name is Olivia; I am in my penultimate semester of university and I believe in equality in all its forms.

I know there are many significant problems in the world. Some are larger than others, and this particular issue may seem small to some. Others will completely deny its existence. But to many people, their child is the most precious thing, the most important thing in their lives. This site is for them.

In Australia, more than 70% of children spend the majority of time with their mother as a result of divorce. Only 7% are in the sole custody of fathers and the remaining 20% share their time equally. Over the next six weeks, I will investigate why this imbalance should be rectified.

This page will serve as a source of information and insight into this social issue. I will present unbiased material from reliable and cited sources. For such a contentious issue, I aim to create an informative, neutral space where those involved can cut through the clutter and learn about a very real problem.

I can attribute this idea to my wonderful partner Xavier, whose social conscience outshines mine. We know people – parents and children alike – who have suffered at the hands of biased judgements from family courts. And so I bring it to light.