About Dads on the Air
Dads On The Air is a successful community radio program based in Sydney, Australia. It has been archived by the National Library of Australia and for researchers represents the most extensive collection of information on the push for family law and child support reform in Australia. It also documents the history of the fatherhood movement nationally and internationally and provides a fascinating insight into mainstream society’s shifting attitudes towards fathers and fatherhood.
The program began with a small group of disgruntled separated fathers in August 2000, and has since gone on to attract a team of people with extensive journalistic, entertainment, academic and internet experience.
The show played a pivotal role in the debate over family law reform, acting as a conduit for groups and individuals who could not get their voices heard in the mainstream media. As the years have passed, Dads On The Air has widened its focus to cover broader social issues concerning parenthood and gender issues and to promote a positive view of men, boys, fathers and fatherhood.
The program has attracted leading politicians, authors, academics, and lobbyists from Australia and around the world.
Dads on the Air honoured to receive Award from Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation
at Parliament House, Canberra on International Men’s Day 19 November 2013