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MENZ ISSUES

MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Sun 28th April 2013

“Remembering Those Killed on the Job?”

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Men's Health — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 3:02 pm

This article tells us that today is Workers Memorial Day to remember those killed and injured on the job. However, it seems that everyone involved takes great care to avoid mentioning that men make up the vast majority of such workers. Not once is the word ‘men’ even used. The 28 forestry ‘workers’ who have died since 2008 will all have been men. Why do people wish to deny and hide the contribution of men in our society? Avoiding mentioning they were men implies that gender equality applies to this issue. It doesn’t, but as is the case for all other matters in which men are disadvantaged, male disadvantage is denied and ignored. Rather than honouring the men who have sacrificed their lives or bodies in their jobs, for me this dishonest way of remembering them insults their memory.

Thu 25th April 2013

Groundless Protection Order

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Law & Courts — Had_Enough @ 3:21 pm

Hi All…I had a process server deliver an affidavit and protection order application at my door a couple of weeks ago. My mental ex is asking the Family Court to place a Protection Order against me protecting my daughter and her from me. (more…)

Sun 21st April 2013

Jobs To Go At so-called ‘Human Rights Commission’

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:51 pm

A letter in response to the journalist of this story about a reduction in staff at the Human Rights Commission, aka the Women’s Special Treatment Commission:
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Thu 18th April 2013

Penalty plea over child cash

Filed under: Child Support,General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 10:03 pm

A huge nationwide Child Support debt made up mainly of penalties and interest has sparked claims by a Napier-based former MP that it is a “ruthless” scheme forcing people to shirk responsibilities to growing youngsters.

Latest figures show Child Support principal comprises just $661 million of the $2.617 billion the Inland Revenue Department claims it was owed at the end of December. Stuart Nash said it’s time for an amnesty on penalties and interest, which make up 74.7 per cent of the debt. (more…)

Sat 13th April 2013

Police too strict on domestics

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General — Alastair @ 4:05 pm

Too many minor domestic assaults are ending up in court, clogging the system and stretching resources.
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Time’s up for familycaught$ secret bullies

Times up for familycaught$ secret bullies by Judith Collins Minister of Justice

Judith Collins – some details lost in translation, some gained.
1 APRIL, 2013

Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced a raft of new proposals to hold familycaught$ bullies to account for their bullying and harmful behaviour.
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Tue 9th April 2013

Changes to child support signed off.

Filed under: Child Support — Alastair @ 8:49 pm

Announced in NZ Herald tonight:-

Changes to child support system in April 2014 signed off.
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Sun 7th April 2013

FUD Submissions

Fear Uncertainty and Darkness (FUD)

Instead of addressing the problems and looking for solutions, it seems that the beneficiaries in the existing familycaught$ system are distracting our attention away from the required outputs and a system for achieving them at a sensibly low cost.
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Sat 6th April 2013

A Debate on “Is Feminism a Bad Word?”

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:04 pm

You might like to contribute to this debate on Sodahead here.

Fri 5th April 2013

Law Commission Panders to War Against Men

Filed under: Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:19 am

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE:

Law Commission Panders to War Against Men

Community group the Ministry of Men’s Affairs today expressed concern that the latest changes recommended by the NZ Law Commission in sexual offence cases will further reduce the ability of defendants, mainly men, to protect themselves against false sexual allegations. (more…)

Thu 4th April 2013

Airline Charging Discriminates Against Men

Filed under: Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:55 am

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE:

Heavy Discrimination Against Men

Community group the Ministry of Men’s Affairs has expressed concern that Samoa Air’s policy of charging according to passengers’ weight will heavily discriminate against men. (more…)

MoMA Comments on Jesse Ryder Assault

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:46 am

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE:

Violence Towards Men Being Neglected

Following the violent attack on cricketer Jesse Ryder, a community group called the Ministry of Men’s Affairs has accused the NZ Families Commission of contributing to violence towards men. (more…)

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