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The Prodi-gal Daughter.

Filed under: General,Law & Courts — Downunder @ 12:34 am Sun 30th April 2006

Prime Minister Helen Clark has been asked to intervene after an Australian court decided not to grant extradition for two Catholic clergymen to face charges of sexual abuse in New Zealand.

At the risk of poetic extravagance I have to ask Will Miss Clark, waste our capital?

Australian Justice Madgwick, said it would be “unjust or oppressive” to send the clergymen back to face trial given the differences between the two countries’ legal systems and the delay in bringing the allegations.

Ken Clearwater, manager of the Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust, which has supported many of the alleged victims, has contacted Miss Clark to ask the Government to get involved, but a spokesman for Miss Clark told Christchurch’s Press newspaper Mr Clearwater’s submission had not yet been received.

While the New Zealand police are still to decide whether to appeal against the judge’s decision, the real test of credibility lies with Miss Clark.

The Australian Judiciary has treated us with the contempt we deserve, so we must look to the person whom through her own behaviour and political interference has brought the New Zealand justice system into disrepute.

If she crosses the Tasman on this one I can’t see her getting any more respect from their judiciary than she does from their airport staff.

We need to come to grips with the implications of the indictment issued against our country.

It effectively reduces us from a democracy to a regime.


  1. Why does New Zealand deserve contempt from the Australian judiciary? You need to explain your point better as it is unclear. If Helen Clerk did something for example, what was it??? And how does this correspond to the so-called ‘deserved’ contempt shown by an Australian judge?

    Comment by Suzanne — Sun 30th April 2006 @ 6:26 pm

  2. In a democratic society there is a healty distance between the judiciary and parliament. That remains the case in Australia, but not in New Zealand. Their judicial system is providing legal outcomes ours is providing political ones, and that is due to political interferrence in both the operation of the Police and the Judiciary, most of which can be directly related to Miss Clark. Girls can do anything doesn’t mean anything you damn well like includiung change bend or break the rules, or change your mind the next day just because it suits you. This had to happen sooner or later and I for one welcome it, because I’m sick of bullshit that has been going on in this country.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Sun 30th April 2006 @ 8:48 pm

  3. quite amusing this.
    there are incidences where women play with a yougsters penis.. pull at it etc esp mother when they are infants..,. why isn’t this considered sexual abuse by the females??

    Comment by starr — Mon 1st May 2006 @ 12:15 pm

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