I am offering support to Commodore Keat. This man served his country for almost 40 years. His only crime was not to tell his superiors about a private relationship he had with a civilian subordinate and not ending it. Well whip-d-do-dang.
Last time I looked “a friend with benefits relationship with a willing female” isn’t against the law. And you would expect to have some privacy in such matters.
In my opinion Judge Chris Hodson did not give enough weight to Commodore Keats his long career in the Navy serving NZ and its people. To sack him for keeping his private relationship private against his service to the nation was in my opinion unbalanced.
Today Kevin Keats probably wonders what sort of nation he devoted his life defending.
Whatever happened to the woman? I mean after all she was a willing player in this relationship too. Why doesn’t get charged? Why does she have name suppression? Would things turn out differently if Keats was the woman in the relationship? Harsh for Keats – Woman – no penalty.
Chris, I hope better legal and more balanced minds overturn your order.