Giving Fathers A Fairer Go

How it works at these Tuesday night dads' meetings in Kanwal, on the New South Wales Central Coast, is that a glass ball is passed around the circle of men, and whoever has the ball has the floor. He may talk for as long as he likes and is free to digress, though at the core of all this venting is a single sentiment: how painful it is to see so little of one's children. The six men who've shown up at the community center this sweltering February evening are a diverse bunch in manner and circumstance, but they're bonded -...

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