In Australia there is a policy in place that you can't get a passport for your child to travel unless both parents sign. The problem with this is that if you are divorced or separated the other parent will use this as a control issue.
The only way that you can get one is if you don't know where the other parent lives or the government doesn't have a record of them; which is highly unlikely.
They can use excuses like terrorism etc. to avoid their child travelling. I think it stinks.
My personal situation is that we could travel to Ireland next year but I can't with my daughter because he won't sign the documents because he is worried about terrorism.
The fact that he hasn't seen his daughter for 7 months doesn't even enter into it.
Do you think this is a fair system?
I think the kids miss out on opportunities.