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United Future Labelled Anti-Family by Child Support Reformers

Filed under: Child Support — Scrap_The_CSA @ 12:31 pm Fri 25th November 2005

Media Release

United Future Labelled Anti-Family by Child Support Reformers

“Peter Dunne’s dickensian approach to child support reform will be remembered by parents as Dunne’s disaster, and clearly shows that United Future is a family-unfriendly political party,” observed Mark Shipman, national president of Parents for Children. He was commenting on the first reading of the Child Support Amendment Bill.

“Dunne’s diatribe on Morning Report today shows that he fails to understand that the current Child Support Act is fundamentally flawed and has nothing to do with the costs of raising children. Parents are fed up with politicians who continue to ignore the injustices created by Act. It is just another tax grab at the expense of New Zealand children and their separated parents.”

“Parents for Children members oppose this legislation and demand a complete review of the current child support legislative mess. They have no faith in the rubber-stamping select committee process, so it is likely that members will move to civil disobedience to highlight the injustice of the current flawed child support regime,” concluded Mark.


Parents for Children is a national organisation seeking legislative change to enable parents who have separated to continue parenting and supporting their children.

This requires:

1. Presumptive shared parenting

2. A fair and reasonable child support system

For Further Information Contact:

Mark Shipman 021-982222

Jim Nicolle 021-800586


  1. I would have once sworn that Peter Dunne was probably the best politician to deal with these issues…seems I was wrong for once.

    I have solved my own problems (largely anyway) but cant leave this thing alone regardless.

    Jim, Mark, the websites are good. But how many men know they are there?

    How much would it cost to run a few lines in the daily newspapers advertising your websites???

    tell u what..u word the advertising..I will pay for the advertising in the Southland Times.

    get back to me…I know of many men down here who are just ‘lost’ for information on how to proceed after seperation and in desperate need for advice on how to cope financially.

    Comment by Morris Lindsay — Mon 28th November 2005 @ 10:20 pm

  2. PS…send me peter dunnes email address.

    Comment by Morris Lindsay — Mon 28th November 2005 @ 10:25 pm

  3. Morris,

    Thanks for the comments. Dunny-boy is available on [email protected] according to the parliamentary web site

    Advertising has been used in the past. I ran a couple of short adverts before we kicked off Parents for Children in Auckland and the response was positive, but a much better result was achieved through a small article that ran in the Western Leader.

    Costs of adverts in the NZ Herald for two consecutive days were in the order of $200 (2 separate adverts run on both days). These yielded about 10 responses.

    The Western Leader article yielded in the about 40 responses.

    Anyway, expect to have a press secretary answer your email, but keep pressing to “speak” with Dunne.

    Comment by MarkS — Thu 1st December 2005 @ 5:52 pm

  4. What can you say – Dunne is consistant.

    This years campaign slogan.

    ‘Fair Tax for Families’

    ‘My Family My Vote’

    Comment by Downunder — Sun 3rd August 2014 @ 7:40 pm

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