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Sat 12th October 2013

Women’s refuge justice system

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 7:41 pm

So in how many of these cases is sentencing determined by what Women’s Refuge have to say.

Women’s Refuge chief executive Heather Henare said the case had brought the organisation into disrepute but it was not the sentence or reparation figure they were concerned with. “What we want to achieve is for Kathy to get the help she needs so she’s no longer a risk to the community,” she said.

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A Whangarei woman who stole more than $123,000 in taxpayers’ money over 15 years.

Her lawyer, Kelly Johnson, initially asked Judge Greg Davis to adjourn sentencing so Ms Apetera could arrange for someone to look after her children if she was sent to jail. Mr Johnson later submitted a letter of support from the Women’s Refuge and asked for a sentence of home detention to be imposed.

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3 Responses to “Women’s refuge justice system”

  1. Bruce S says:

    If it wears a dress and has an entitlement mentality, then all is perfectly okay. The tax payer will be just so comforted in the knowledge that the NZ Justarse system has consulted with women’s support groups to ensure that we continue to encourage our fantastic upstanding citizens to graze on the tax take without any possible fear of repercussion.

    And of course if it was in trousers and avoided one IRD child support payment; that would be okay too.

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