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Child Support Corruption.

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 1:06 pm Fri 1st July 2005

Child Support Corruption.

If child support is going to be the issue that the major political parties refuse to face purely for the financial implications of reviewing it, then it may well be the dog that bites them on the arse.

The average man suffers a harsh and destructive punishment, when he objects to child support on principle, and has his earning ability estimated so he must pay the maximum child support.

Compare this to the high paid academic objecting on the same principles, who normally would be required to pay the maximum amount of child support but is being allowed to pay half that amount.

Surely this betrays the philosophical face of the current administration, or perhaps those would be occupants of the incontestable moral high ground are claiming states prerogative.

If one hand is a false obligation surely the other is a false duty. The more pragmatic might ask – “Will the issue be ignored before the election and the corruption continue afterwards.” Regardless, such complicity betrays both a decent society and our children.

Our continuing battle to have child support reviewed will not be assisted if we either, remain in isolation and accept this sort of harassment and intimidation or if we put ourselves in voluntary isolation after accepting a state bribe.

Such situations illustrate to me a disturbing lack of unity amongst men in New Zealand and a furthering of the profound weakness developing in our society.


  1. What is this about? The article is titled “Child Support Corruption” but fails to mention any detail.
    Who is this “high paid academic” who is allowed to pay “is being allowed to pay half the amount” that an “Average man” would pay?
    We know the system is corrupt- but where is the news in this story?

    Comment by John Brett — Fri 1st July 2005 @ 4:34 pm

  2. While we all understand the child tax system requires throwing out, there is no meat to this treatise.

    The Child Support Agency appear to suffer systemic process failures and yet appear unwilling to address these.

    Have the administrators of the CS Act become, in fact, no more than debt collectors?

    Comment by Ethos — Fri 1st July 2005 @ 5:59 pm

  3. Parents are uniting under the Parents For Children banner to seek real reform of the Child Support.

    See A national organisation of parents seeking a fair and reasonable CS system built on shared parenting.

    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Mon 4th July 2005 @ 10:31 am

  4. You would have thought that the Gordon D case of 21 years of UNNECESSARY delays pretty much sums up the corruption rife in the Child “Support” Agency and its minions.

    You would also have expected by now to have seen the Anti-clark accept the resignation of David Udy (head of Child Support: [email protected]), David Butler (Commissioner of Inland Revenue: [email protected]) and Cold-fish-cullen (our Minister of Finance with a degree in ancient British Military Strategy – yoiks!), but it seems they are to be left to their own evil designs and the children of separated families in New Zealand continue to suffer…..

    Comment by Sparx — Fri 8th July 2005 @ 5:42 pm

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