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Primary audience

  • Lobbyists
  • Politicians
  • Academics
  • The media

Secondary audience

  • CSA staff
  • CSA clients

Examples of purpose

  • A "portal" - a place to start when needing to learn more about child support & the CSA.
  • An "oversight" resource - tracking this topic in an objective and comprehensive way.
  • A "baseline" - a body of material from which to move forward.


  • Rants and/or attacks on the CSA because of the author's own personal circumstances. There are other places where this can be done.
  • Anything that appears to be a threat to individual civil servants. This is not acceptable behaviour.
  • Specific advice. There are other places for that.
  • Anything excluded by intellectual property rights such as copyright.

Quality of content

  • Less than peer-review standard.
  • About equivalent to the analysis & comment standard in broadsheets & quality magazines.
  • Authoritative, with references.

Style of material

  • Intended to lead the intended readership to understanding.
  • Nothing turgid.
  • Humour.
  • If you have a picture worth a thousand words, provide the picture and remove a thousand words. (Thanks, Bob!)

Some rules

  • Nothing that a court would judge was sufficient to shut down the site or get me into trouble.
  • So no personal attacks on people - attack their ideas instead.
  • Don't expose anyone to risk.
  • Don't encourage anyone to break the law.

Potential contributors

Claimed reply to a CSA form:
"I have never had sex with a man. I am awaiting a letter from Pope confirming that my son's conception was immaculate and that he is Christ risen again."

Page last updated: 16 March, 2006 © Copyright Barry Pearson 2003