United Future – Family Court
United Future Party January 26 2007 Leader’s Letter (Excerpt)
by Peter Dunne
The actions of the Family Court in the Jayden Headley case raise some interesting issues. It is not that long ago that there was a strong media campaign to “open up” the Family Court to more public scrutiny. Stop the secrecy, and let the public see for themselves what was going on, the argument went.
? Now that the Court has done that in this case, it strikes me as ironic that the argument suddenly seems to have shifted from the public’s right to know, to protecting a person’s right to a fair trial, even though in this instance the information released publicly is all information known to the Court anyway.
What is needed here is a more considered discussion about how open Family Court proceedings should be than the polarised debate of recent years.
This is the best United Future have to offer?
I’m reminded of a poster on my wall : Consultants, if your not part of the solution there is a lot of money to be made prolonging the problem.
This is from the same MP advocating detaining parents at the border for alleged child support debt.
Politicians like Peter Dunne need to be aware that parents have had enough? of the failed matrix of family law.
Tinkering will not remove the cause/s.? A problem cannot be eliminated until the root cause/s are removed.
Discussion on opening the family court is going to remove the cause of the problem. Yeah right!? Another Tui Ad solution from Peter Dunne.