I'm wanting to leave my partner. We have a daughter together. As I am the primary caretaker, I'd like her to come with me. I have no family in Australia and am currently not working as my partner won't pay for child care while I attend interviews and can not rely on his family to help. I'm not eligible for support payments although i get family tax A and B and can not afford to pay for permanent residency yet although that is a goal for me. I would prefer to go back to NZ with my daughter but I know he won't let me leave the country. I can't go out, I can't attend interviews but he has no issues with living his life. I need a way out. Can anyone stare me in the right direction for separation?