IRD pursued David Sharp for unrealistic fees and late payments for child support payments. Indeed there are three male suicides the news article. Establishing a pattern perhaps.
Story here. IRD demand ‘the final straw’
Newspapers never really give equal representation to their stories so its hard to grasp what really happen to David Sharp.
But from what I can tell it should be obvious to any IRD employee that aggressively perusing a man for something he has not got and placing that person into a position of hopelessness should have no part of New Zealand society.
A few things I picked up from the news story.
1.Curious to understand why his former wife Josephine comes out telling the world her ex was lovely man and a very good father, why she was pursuing interest in his financial affairs.
2.Even more curious to know why the IRD decided not to pursue Josephine in the same manner as her ex-partner.
I am sure the IRD wants to keep a lid on things as much as they can. Hiding behind a smokescreen of “only discussing cases with authorised people” should raise alarm bells for the people who are authorised to investigate suicides and that list should include ministers of the department, the prime minister, any sitting MP and at the very least the police.
Reason why males’ commit suicides in such numbers and if there has been involvement from IRD or any other government department should be available to the public or at the very least the victims they leave behind.
My thoughts are towards David’s parents and children.