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MENZ Issues: news and discussion about New Zealand men, fathers, family law, divorce, courts, protests, gender politics, and male health.

Sun 29th November 2015

White Ribbon Ambassadors of New Zealand

Filed under: Domestic Violence,Gender Politics,General — Downunder @ 3:21 pm

If you discover a White Ribbon Ambassador in New Zealand, post a link in the comments.

If you identify a WRA (White Ribbon Ambassador) and provide evidence, in the form of a link, of their activities or any prejudice comments against men, your contributions will develop this page.

White Ribbon is a politically biased organisation that does not accept or recognise women’s violence.

Ambassadors may see political advantage for themselves in accepting these positions and representing the politics of White Ribbon, but have they asked themselves the question; is ignoring women’s violence beneficial to society?

Social Categories in alphabetical order

Armed Services
Arts
Commerce
Education
Family Violence
Judiciary
Local Body Politics
Medical
Organisation Representatives
Parliamentary
Police Officers
Religion
Sports Personalities

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Wife’s Infidelity may end up in Employment Court

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 8:29 am

Farm managers usually work very hard, long hours with little time off. This farm manager appears to have been no exception but while he was working, his wife was off fucking the farm owner. No doubt her self-centred sense of entitlement was offended when her husband didn’t spend enough time with her, and/or perhaps she saw an opportunity to exploit a new, wealthier male who already owned a farm. When the manager found out he left his wife and the job, and he is now planning legal action against the employer for constructive dismissal, arguing that the employer forced the manager out of his job by breaching fidelity and trust and thereby making the employment relationship untenable. (more…)

Sat 28th November 2015

Another IRD Child Support Rip Off!!!!

Filed under: Child Support,Law & Courts — Had_Enough @ 11:52 am

Hi All,
I have now seen the ultimate in stupidity and unfairness from IRD CS. I’ve been paying CS for 13 years now and thought I had seen everything but this takes the cake!! I am a Kiwi residing in Australia. I pay my Child Support to the CSA who collect on behalf of the IRD CS. It is calculated in Aussie dollars so if the AUD buys $1.10c Kiwi I would pay the adjusted amount; for example if I earned $100,000 AUD that becomes $110,000 NZD and I am assessed on that rate. That doesn’t worry me too much although the IRD’s failure to take into account the cost of living over here pisses me off but I’m not expecting fairness from IRD CS.
Anyway here’s my point- IRD CS in their wisdom have decided that since the 2 currencies were almost at parity on the 1st of April (the irony of the date always amuses me) that means that if I was assessed at paying, for example $1500 NZD per month that would equate to $1500 AUD per month. So using my example the Australian CSA have me assessed at $1500 AUD per month. Now that would be fine if they also assessed my AUD earnings as being the same in NZ dollars. I would have been very happy with such a scenario but NO, they are still calculating my Australian earnings as being 10% higher than the NZD so $100,000 becomes $110,000. Surely they can’t have it both ways!! So now, when I calculate my earnings on the Child Support calculator I get the assessment amount I would expect once the $ difference is allowed for. That’s the figure that appears on my Online IRD CS assessment but I also have this other magical figure that the IRD CS and CSA have agreed on that actually increases my liability by approximately $200 per month. So, I am actually paying for the difference in the Exchange rate twice. Once for the difference in my actual earnings when allowing for the Exchange rate + a second time due to the fact that the assessed rate was based on the fact that the $s were at parity on April 1st even though the AUD is now 10% higher in value. They say that they will not review this because that’s just the way it is. Does anyone know a good NZ based lawyer I could deal with who can help me because this is bullshit!!

Regards
Had_Enough

Child Support when Child is in Canada, whereabouts unknown

Filed under: Child Support,General — Had_Enough @ 1:24 am

My youngest child (16 and a half) lives with her mother in Canada. She was born and raised in NZ but her mother was allowed to take her to Canada, against my consent, about 18 months ago. Anyway I phoned Child Support this morning because my daughter and her mother have both disappeared. My daughter has been taken out of her school, the phone goes unanswered and I have no idea where they have moved to. I asked the CS lady how it can be that they continue to take large sums of money from me each month when they have no reliable way of knowing what the mother’s income is, whether or not my daughter is working full time or even if the two of them are still alive. All these factors would potentially affect my assessment if my daughter and her mother were living in NZ. The CS lady told me that if they can’t contact the mother she will just assume that the situation remains unchanged and that I will have to keeping paying child support as usual. SURELY THIS IS A JOKE!!! CS are telling me that they have no way of knowing whether or not the mother is still entitled to CS however they will just assume she is even though they have no idea where she is or what her circumstances are. Does anyone out in MENZ land know anything about CS liability when the mother and daughter have dual citizenship and live in Canada?? Oh and by the way, the money issue is the least of my worries. My daughter lives with a crazy woman in Canada and could be in a very bad living situation but that’s another story and something I am taking up with Child Protective services in Canada. Thanks guys.

Fri 27th November 2015

URGENT : NZ/AUS/UK Precedents of son with father, daughter with mother

Filed under: General — sharingiscaring @ 10:28 pm

Hi all,

This support group has been more help than you could all ever imagine.

Over two and a half years ago my Japanese wife and her rich adulterous Japanese boy friend planned an international child kidnapping of our two small children which was, by a miracle, stopped.

The Court battles to prevent their lose forever are now at the end. It has cost me everything and more to stay in the struggle not to lose for my children to Japan. My former wife is of course now living with the rich older Japanese man who forever reject offers of peace and compromise.

My wife applied for full custody of both children (= losing them overseas). I understand that when marriages fail sharing must apply in some form, but with the break up of overseas (Japanese) marriages its so hard to enforce any sharing. Thus I have applied for full custody of our daughter with her mother, and full custody of our son with his myself, his father.

I have no money for lawyers and am representing my son and myself.

Can anybody please provide any precedents of cases in NZ/AUS/UK Precedents where custody of the son was given to the father and custody of the daughter with mother please?

Thank you all,
And please keep supporting each other.

Yours faithfully,
SharingIsCaring

The Pussy Pass Remains Alive and Well

Filed under: Gender Politics,Law & Courts,Sex Abuse / CYF — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:09 am

While we have more recently seen occasional examples in which female offenders were given sentences comparable to those given to males, the pussy pass is still evident in most cases.

This female manager behaved violently towards a subordinate, then repeatedly boasted about and celebrated her violent bullying on social media. She was found guilty of possessing an offensive weapon (even the minimized charge represented a pussy pass given by the prosecutor), then was DISCHARGED WITHOUT CONVICTION! because a conviction would have cramped her style in her future management career. Her name suppression was also continued and she was given an opportunity to make this permanent. No male who behaved as she did, taking all her bad behaviour into account, could expect such leniency. (more…)

Thu 26th November 2015

The Rot of Secrecy Now Spreads Through Tax Funded Departments

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:02 am

Government organisations we pay for are becoming increasingly secretive and controlling over information about their activities. The latest example was highlighted in this week’s media reports about our Police demanding that researchers sign onerous contracts before Police will release information. Those contracts give Police the right to control and censor what those researchers write, and Police assume the right to ‘blacklist’ any researcher who doesn’t sign the contract or who breaches it in any way. (more…)

Wed 25th November 2015

Yet Another Homicide Provoked by a Protection Order

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,Law & Courts — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 10:26 pm

We have long predicted that protection orders will increase risk for applicants, and there have now been numerous examples of partner homicides that probably would never have occurred if there had been no protection order.

If the guilty verdict against Michael Preston this week was the correct one (even though it appeared to be based on circumstantial evidence and the dangerous reasoning that “It couldn’t realistically have been anyone else so it must have been the accused”), then his case is yet another example of a partner killing provoked by a protection order. She was killed within hours of a protection order being served on her ex-husband Mr Preston, against whom the Family Court was collaborating with her regarding care of their children.

When will we start to get real about the implications of threatening fathers’ relationships with their children? When will we get real about the true risk-increasing effects of protection orders, at least in situations where the respondent posed any signficant risk at all. The feminists and white knights of course live in denial and hope that by making the Domestic Violence Act even more unjust and draconian, that will somehow magically make protection orders more effective. However, the only way to do that would be a ‘final solution’, putting to death or imprisoning for life every male accused by a female of presenting a risk. Anything short of that will increase risk. For example, even if all protection order respondents, or those said to have breached protection orders, are immediately sent to jail, you can expect that when they are released they will be much more bitter and twisted, feeling abandoned and very threatened by their own country, and some will lose hope and/or seek revenge.

White Ribbon Day: Misguided, Confused, Duplicitous

Filed under: Domestic Violence,General,White Ribbon Campaign — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 9:50 pm

On this auspicious offensive occasion of 2015’s display of blatant sexism called White Ribbon Day, we might consider the following characteristics of this campaign. (more…)

Sun 22nd November 2015

Challenge – Handling excessive and inappropriate stress

Filed under: Child Support,Domestic Violence,Law & Courts — MurrayBacon @ 10:22 pm

For a long time, I have been concerned that too often the familycaught$ uses trial by fire, for deciding cases.

As you read the examples that I have listed below, possibly other examples will come to your mind? If so, please add a comment, giving little more than the essential details to show the nature of the real issues and the way that the familycaught$/CYFs used inappropriate pressure or irrelevant issues, to decide the case. If you wish to supply more detailed information, please contact me personally and supply that privately.
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Sat 21st November 2015

The last thing they saw was their mother holding the scissors

Filed under: General — Equality @ 4:40 pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/74001114/the-last-thing-they-saw-was-their-mother-holding-the-scissors

A story of two young boys killed by mum with scissors. Its a bit historic now, but its a little bit of balance from Fairfax I guess.

Thu 19th November 2015

Sexist Aspects of the Deportation of Australian Convicts

Filed under: General — Ministry of Men's Affairs @ 11:40 am

Absent from media consideration of this issue is any recognition of the sexism that will be inherent in the process of deportation. Firstly, we can safely assume that it will be all or at least disproportionately males who are subject to the process of deportation. Given that women commit about 50% of the most serious family violence towards children, about 25% of the most violent intimate partner violence, and a smaller but still significant proportion of other serious crime, we might expect some significant proportion (perhaps between 10% and 30%) of the deportees to be women but there is no indication that any of them are. This will be due largely to the lower tendency for women to be prosecuted or convicted in the first place including the higher rate with which their criminal behaviour is excused for mental health reasons, and much greater lenience in the sentences given to convicted females. (more…)

Mon 16th November 2015

Silent Victims – violence by women against men

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 1:50 pm

There was an excellent article on domestic violence published in the Weekend Australian on Saturday:
Silent Victims: both mothers and fathers can be violent – by Bettina Arndt.

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And once again, NZ shows itself to be a sexist country ….

Filed under: General — golfa @ 7:54 am

Male health is less important that female health.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/73871790/boys-excluded-from-hpv-vaccine-subsidy.html

Thu 12th November 2015

‘Domestic violence debate dominated by women’s perspectives’

Filed under: General — WayneBurrows @ 6:13 am

A shameless plug …

‘Domestic violence debate dominated by women’s perspectives’

Wed 11th November 2015

How to murder your male partner and not get charged.

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 4:53 pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/73906230/law-surrounding-victims-who-kill-reviewed-by-commission

Firstly I do not condone family violence or abuse in any form. Or in the workplace for the matter.

The news article reads ‘A review of the law could make it easier for battered family violence victims who kill their abusers to avoid a murder charge’.

That suggests you won’t even get charged never lone see the inside of a court room.

I respect everyone needs a defence but a law that prevents someone from being charged is a bridge too far.

If you are a man, this law makes it OK for the person who murdered you to not be charged if they say you were abusive or violent.

Really?

It is completely unsafe and well beyond justice.

Sat 7th November 2015

Rape crisis in Europe ignored while UN funds other agenda

Filed under: General — realkiwi @ 11:27 am

The InfoWars people seem to be right on the money here, outlining how totally false statistics are used to paint young men as regular rapists, ie in USA universities, while a rape crisis due to dodgey immigrants is being ignored… reminds me of how our Womens refuges were delisted as a charity for false reports.. meanwhile the only father support organisations are struggling to survive…and there are no funds at all for male victims of DV..

infowars report on feminist miss

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