Media Release from the Mininstry of Men’s Affairs, responding to Judith Collins’ anti-union attacks as evident e.g. in the NZ Herald story “Minister softens over claims of rort in ACC workplace safety training” last week:
Minister Collins accused of hypocrisy
Judith Collins was today accused of hypocrisy for her position on ACC’s funding of CTU training of health and safety representatives that has not clearly been shown to increase workplace safety. Community group the Ministry of Men’s Affairs (MoMA) today accused Minister Collins of presiding over a hugely expensive system of protection orders even though there has never been any evidence that they protect people or reduce family violence. MoMA spokesperson Hans Laven said “In fact, family violence including murders appear to be provoked by protection orders and the Domestic Violence Act”.
“The Domestic Violence Act removes family and civil rights from parents, mainly fathers, and their children on the basis of nothing but hollow allegations. Those accused under the Domestic Violence Act are deprived of normal priniciples of justice such as protections against false allegation and conviction. The Act then allows the state to abuse children by ripping them away from loving parents and otherwise damaging the most important relationships in children’s lives.”
“While Minister Collins shows no concern that her family law system of injustice and child abuse continues even though it has not achieved any positive aims, she now wades in with a vicious anti-union attack because a programme attempting to increase the safety of NZ workers has shown unclear results.”
“It’s no coincidence that almost 100% of workers killed on the job in New Zealand are men while most adults treated unfairly in our family law are also men. Minister Collins’ contempt for NZ men shines through from her contradictory positions on these two issues.”