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Protest at Counsel for Child Workshop

Filed under: Law & Courts — JohnPotter @ 10:11 am Wed 20th October 2004

The New Zealand Law Society’s October 2004 Advanced Counsel for Child Workshop at Waipuna Lodge in Auckland was the target of a Union of Fathers protest last Monday.

Protestors at Counsel for Child Workshop

Men have long complained that counsels for child often act as a second lawyer for the mother, and typically fail to protect the father/child relationship. Union of Fathers members say that the generous fees paid to lawyers who help remove fathers from families would be better utilised in mediation, conflict resolution and communication courses, and other interventions which aim to allow children continuing contact with both their parents following a relationship break-up.

One reporter from a local paper turned up to cover the protest, but as none of the superheros present were prepared to undertake dramatic or disruptive actions, television reporters were not interested. Fortunately, has obtained video footage of the event for your entertainment:

Download Counsel for Child protest video here [486KB .wmv]


  1. Great protest guys, keep it up!

    Comment by Bruce Tichbon — Wed 20th October 2004 @ 1:30 pm

  2. wats with the balacavas they were stupid to have on,

    Comment by a ratima — Sun 5th June 2005 @ 9:03 pm

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