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Daddy of the Fathers Coalition

Filed under: Boys / Youth / Education,General,Law & Courts,Men's Health — Downunder @ 1:03 pm Sun 14th May 2006

Daddy of the Fathers Coalition

Tim Hume – Sunday Star Times, quotes Jim Bailey.

“We haven’t got the PR power these guys have – we wouldn’t need the demos if we did,” he says. “It’s about getting in the door of the Family Court and government, getting MPs listening to us. There’s no such thing as bad publicity.”

We have the power to publish – We must protect not only our children, but also the future of our state, if we would have our children respect our lives while we are in our twilight years.


  1. Well done Jim, thank you again for your work. I noticed that while giving the cause good coverage, the reporter also took a couple of gracelss swipes at you, failing to appreciate your courage and selflessness.
    That you continue to work to help others gain equal shared parenting when you have alredy achieved it for yourself, and that you risk being misunderstood and attacked by spearheading a controversial campaign, to me shows what a huge generosity of spirit you must have.

    Comment by PaulM — Sun 14th May 2006 @ 6:31 pm

  2. PaulM,

    Thanks for your kind words. The MEDIA can’t be trusted but I beleive we need to be in their face telling our stories loud and clear.

    Thus the get personal BOTHERING DEMOS

    Hoping that in time the truth will begin to come thru

    Onward – Jim

    Comment by JimBWarrior - HandsOnEqualParent — Sun 14th May 2006 @ 6:43 pm

  3. The Editor,
    Sunday Star Times.

    The first time I encountered the family court, I didn’t even realise that’s what I was dealing with. I was in a freight depot; a courier driver I knew casually through work was trying to tell me what was happening in his life. I couldn’t make much sense of what he was saying. This was in the morning, later that afternoon the man was wandering around the depot, sobbing, tears rolling down his face, “saying someone please help me, someone please help me.” Management had to come down and take him into the offices and look after him.

    I had no idea what had happened to this guy until 3 years later, when I had a protection order served on me and I spent less than 1.5 hrs in the family court. I left the family court at about 11.30 and I can remember getting to my car. The next thing I can remember was sitting in a lounge chair at 3.30 in the afternoon.

    I know I must have driven home, but I can tell you I wasn’t devastated, I was traumatised, shell shocked. It took me from the 13th May till some time in September to climb out of it.

    I’ve seen some filth in my life, drunks that have shit themselves, drug addicts that stink worse than long drop, dead bodies in cars, and little girls that have had a stick shoved up their fanny to make the hole a little bigger, but I have never seen anything that creates so much suffering and misery as the filth that lives in the family court.

    You can caste your humble opinions about people like Jim Bailey, but I really don’t think you know what you are dealing with

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Sun 14th May 2006 @ 11:06 pm

  4. bugger. the link seems broken.

    Comment by Mark Lloyd — Mon 15th May 2006 @ 8:44 am

  5. Parents have no rights???
    Some time ago, Rodney Hide (NZ ACT Party) put the following question in the house to the Labour Government, “What rights do good parents have to raise their children free from state interference?” Lianne Dalziel (NZ Labour Government) replied “Parents have no rights, only responsibilities.”

    Comment by cwb — Sun 28th May 2006 @ 11:00 am

  6. 1. Convention on the Rights of the Child
    U.N. General Assembly Document A/RES/44/25 (12 December 1989)
    Article 3
    2. States Parties undertake to ensure the child the rights and duties of his or her parents,

    Comment by cwb — Sun 28th May 2006 @ 11:03 am

  7. ms dalziel is a lawyer by profession

    Comment by cwb — Sun 28th May 2006 @ 11:04 am

  8. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

    Comment by sandrar — Fri 11th September 2009 @ 8:02 am

  9. Does anyone know of any organization in New Zealand that will fight for the rights of a father and child? If so email me at [email protected]

    Comment by Barry — Fri 12th September 2014 @ 6:45 am

  10. Barry, did you hear about the arrest of a protester (or more) this week? Probably.

    For others, protesting was about to take place around the country but the police have arrested those first out, or at least one. I think it’s because of the shooting at a WINZ office and the death of staff. Police laid serious charges for the words, “I am not stopping until things change”. (words passed onto me)

    Comment by Julie — Fri 12th September 2014 @ 9:58 am

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