I have 2 young children 1 and 3. Their father and I split almost a year ago. He has 2 other children who he does not get to see because of the same reasons I want to stop him from seeing the 2 we had together. I was in a non-physical domestic violent relationship with him which had me on medication for 6 months after I finally stood up for myself and told him to get out of my house and never come back. He has been drug addicted for 5-6 years or more; he also sells it. After our first child was born, we struggled with money. His money was his money, but my money was also his. He lives off Centrelink benefits and refuses to get a job. He has not had a job while both kids have been around. He won't because his mind is set on the drugs. His money all goes to drugs and always has. All his mates are on drugs; people I never wanted to be around as I'm anti-drug. He is the type of person who can not function with them. He has a dog, who he cannot look after, and instead would lock her in a shed & beat her. Why would I ever want my children to be used the same way? I could never leave the kids with him because he couldn't deal with them, in fact, he tried forcing me to abort both kids when I was pregnant because he did not want them. He has a girlfriend, she lives with him, also on drugs and also has kids of her own, but she had them taken off her from a drug-related incident that I would rather not state as it is sickening to my stomach just thinking about the situation. I asked him to keep her away from the kids when he was to come see them but has broken the rule several times. We have no family court orders as yet. I've tried limiting his time with them to certain days but he still shows up here whenever he pleases. He also has a record with the police such a crime related incidents, theft, drug possession & driving offences. I find it hard to type these types of things and hope I have gone through everything. I just want to know if he has any chance of trying to get some custody of children, and want to know what his rights are if anyone can help. My children don't need someone like that in their lives. I want the best future possible for them. I don't ever want them to feel miserable because their dad doesn't want to spend time with them and would rather have possession of them instead. They deserve so much better.