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Fri 31st May 2013

Police Managers Guild on Family Violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 1:04 pm

We were invited to donate money towards the booklet on Family Violence produced by the Police Managers Guild Trust. We asked to see the contents of the booklet first, explaining that we would not support inaccurate male-bashing propaganda.

Fri 24th May 2013

Dinner to honour Jim Bagnall

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 12:42 pm

We pass on this invitation from ‘Save Our Families’:

To all Womens and Mens Organisations plus Organisations involved in reducing NZ’s Child Poverty and Child Abuse
All MP’s , Managers and Staff
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday .

Invitation to Dinner to celebrate the Life Acheivements of Mr Jim Bagnall and the Inaugural Annual Dinner for ‘Save Our Families’ in New Zealand.

Wed 22nd May 2013

Going to court without a lawyer? Research project of Self-Represented Litigants

Filed under: General — selfrepresented @ 9:06 am

If you are currently representing yourself in the Family, District or High Court in Auckland or Waikato you may be eligible to participate in a research project on the self-representation in the New Zealand civil courts. Have your say on how the system could be improved to better serve the needs of self-represented litigants.

For more information see www.selfrepresented.org.nz. [this project appears to be defunct]

Tue 21st May 2013

Gay marriage provides an even playing field.

Filed under: General — triassic @ 2:07 pm

Having been deprived of the pleasure of active fatherhood by the State I was pleased to see that I am now able to ensure a more secure opportunity of fathering a child into adulthood. All I need do is enter a marriage with another man and adopt. Should we ever part company and the matter of access go before a court I could then be sure that I would be treated as an equal parent. (more…)

DV debate rumbles on quietly

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 11:49 am

Steve Kilgallon

Response to Steve Kilgallon’s reporting of Ruth Herbert 12th May 2013 in Sunday Star Times

Mon 20th May 2013

Feminist Training for legal worker$

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — MurrayBacon @ 7:20 pm

I have heard comments about feminist training in Law School and feminist training supplied to newly appointed familycaught$ judges. I was sceptical that any such “training” could subvert human minds, as to completely undermine their ability to carry out their job competently and roughly fairly.

However, read the comments of a Canadian judge, who minimised the cold blooded murder of two young girls by their own mother: (more…)

Sat 18th May 2013

A Better Intervention to Reduce House Prices

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:20 am

FYI, our media release today:
Sole Parents Blamed for High House Prices

Tue 14th May 2013

Then and Now

Filed under: General — allan harvey @ 9:08 am

What a difference 50 years (2 generations) make.
Woman begins an affair and has extensive written conversations with her lover. They head off to Aussie for a while. Her husband is distressed; he discovers the stash of love letters and follows them to Aussie but fails to locate them there. The lovers return home and come to the family farm to collect her belongings and tell husband that she is leaving for good. An argument ensues, the lovers leave in their motor vehicle, Husband follows and three shots are fired. Driver of car is killed and husband is arrested.

Jury decides within half an hour that husband is not guilty of murder but he is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one year in custody. How times change.

Sat 4th May 2013

More Dishonest Spin from Women’s Refuge

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:35 am

FYI, our letter to journalist Simon Collins regarding this recent article about Women’s Refuge complaining because they are not getting their way completely.

Thu 2nd May 2013

Rapid rise in global family disputes

Filed under: General — Scrap_The_CSA @ 7:04 pm

From the BBC: The number of international family legal disputes, in which UK courts intervene, has quadrupled in four years, a new report has shown.

A total of 253 cases were handled in 2012 by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, up from 65 in 2008.

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