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Maharey Quotes Flawed Snively Study

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 10:14 pm Tue 26th April 2005

In his recent speech ‘Social and economic goals of labour market policy ‘, the Hon Steve Maharey says:

“Economic costs of social problems
In New Zealand, half of all female homicides are the result of domestic violence. Ten children are killed every year in acts of domestic violence. The non-financial cost of family violence is inestimable. The financial cost of family violence in New Zealand is between four and five billion dollars. And this is a conservative estimate calculated ten years ago. This cost is partially comprised of greater use of health services and police and court time. But it also includes loss of income and work for employees due to family violence. ”

Maharey is referring to Susan Snively’s badly flawed study on the costs of family violence, previously discussed in MENZ Issues. Posing as an “independant researcher”, this Woman’s Refuge fundraiser assumed that all violence is by men against women and children, and came up with totally unrealistic estimates of injury rates.

Stuart Birks has a critique of the Snively study on his website.


  1. Imbecile Maharey writes to me 8 July 2002 ; ” I am sorry you are suffering so such anguish at the loss of your daughters. Your children are safe ,and no crime has been committed.”
    A police/family court investigation of my case will reveal my daughters have been psychologically brainwashed, emotionally & mentally damaged and possibly sexually abused by the evil family who abducted my girls from the West Coast in July 2001.The cruel family have made many malicious false allegations to law authorities and the lie continues to go on and on, and on and on!!! I will lay criminal negligence charges committed by a person acting in an offical capacity and the pathetic – idiot Maharey will have to appear in Court, so I can teach him what Natural Justice means!
    In solidarity -dad4justice

    Comment by Peter Burns — Wed 27th April 2005 @ 12:47 pm

  2. Snively Maharey – when the cap fits, wear it.

    Comment by Sparx — Fri 6th May 2005 @ 8:41 am

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