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BREAKING NEWS: Dads On the Run

Filed under: Child Support,Law & Courts — JohnPotter @ 2:59 pm Thu 25th August 2005

Review at The Wild Duck

Passengers on a Modern Day Underground Railroad: Are They Deadbeats, or Freed Slaves?

…fathers in both the US and Canada, bankrupted by the effort to obtain Equal Protection in Family Courts on both sides of the border, are accepting offers from a heretofore secretive organization helping these victims flee the two countries.

The key questions one must ask after reviewing this article are:

  • Are fathers like “Dave” “deadbeats”, or “escaped slaves”?
  • Is the Western Standard’s willingness to print this article, and particularly Mr. Kelly’s characterization of child support payments as a “tax” paid to the ex-wife, a turning point in the struggle for equality in Family Courts?


  1. Thousands of Kiwi fathers live in exile in Australia after being deprived of the joy of custody or access to their own children by the feminist/facist New Zealand family law system. We are taxed as well but like me, many refuse to pay as a matter of principal. Meanwhile my sons live with a desperate loneliness for thier Dad, their childhood a blurr of sadness enforced by their bitter mother who simply cannot stand the fact the boys love their father and want time with him.Good luck to our northern brothers stand up and be counted by your contiued passive resistence to the powers that be.

    Comment by Brian Dyson — Fri 26th August 2005 @ 12:29 pm


    17th June 2005

    Inland Revenue — Child Support
    Facsimile 03 3631 459.

    Attn: Mr K C Pope

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for your correspondence of 26th May 2005 with enclosures, and your readiness to attempt to reconcile this matter.

    Unfortunately, I regard the refusal to supply the information sought on the two quoted grounds of privacy (or secrecy) as inadequate in relation to the information sought. I therefore again request from Inland Revenue – Child Support a complete audit / reconciliation of both the gathering and subsequent disbursement of monies paid to date in regard to this account. I do not require nor expect you to divulge Anita Catton’s personal details.

    Further to this request, I would also ask that you provide adequate details of the legislative provisions that provide for the collection and disbursement of funds and assistance to parents / guardians who have illegally abducted children overseas in breach of the Guardianship Act 1968 – “International abduction of children,” and the International “Hague Convention”. As I see it, this is aiding and abetting an illegal act, and I would like to know why this does not render the New Zealand Internal Revenue Department liable for prosecution in relation thereto. Perhaps the Department would like to explain to me why I should not seek damages from the Department in relation to obstructing the return of my children to their lawful home by providing their abductor with the means to remain overseas, and at my expense I might add.

    Accordingly, I seek an immediate suspension of any future contributions by myself to this scheme until such time as my children are returned to New Zealand. I further seek reimbursement of all funds collected by the Department since the abduction took place on 1st March 2005.

    Finally, Department records will show an erroneous demand of approximately $16,000 that was subsequently negated in accordance with “Provisions of the Act.” I anticipate the same diligence will prevail.

    Yours faithfully,

    Paul Catton.

    Comment by paulc — Sat 27th August 2005 @ 9:03 am

  3. Paul,

    Excellent letter.

    I wholeheartedly concur with the “aiding and abetting a criminal act” and that the Minister (not the department) should be responsible and accountable in a court of law as an accessory.

    My thoughts and wishes are with you.

    Mark Shipman

    Comment by MarkS — Tue 30th August 2005 @ 9:53 am

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