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Archive of 2008

Not the Dad, But Still Paying

Tue 30th December 2008:

Interesting figures from the USA DNA test doesn’t stop Oklahoma man’s child support liability Nearly 25 percent of about 3,000 paternity tests conducted by the state Department of Human Services from July 2007 through June ruled out the supposed father as the biological parent. Nationally, that number reaches nearly 30 percent, according to the American Association of […]

Rapists are getting too low a sentence

Sun 28th December 2008:

A father has raped his 13 y.o foster daughter, repeatedly. He has raped his previous foster daughter, too. He is sentenced to 90 days jail. Outrage grips the city and 10,000 people march on the Court demanding that the Judge be sacked and charged with perverting Justice. They demand that the Prosecutor is sacked and […]

No Christmas Trips for “indebted” Aussie Dads

Wed 24th December 2008:

SEPARATED parents who have failed to pay their child support could be stopped from leaving the country this Christmas unless they pay their outstanding debts. Watch Peter Dunne pick up on this for his National Masters.

Rethinking Supervised Contact

Address to Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Supervised Contact Services 3 November, 2008 Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier Summary for parenting orders granted in the last 12 months: Total Interim Parenting Orders with Contact 3324 Total Parenting Orders with Contact (Final) 4967 Total Parenting Orders with Contact (Interim or Final) 8291 Supervised Contact Interim […]

Lesbians, gays and bisexual more likely to fall pregnant than hetrosexuals

Tue 23rd December 2008:

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens in British Columbia are at a higher risk of becoming pregnant or causing a pregnancy than their heterosexual peers, ……. which was published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This research article, which compares findings from the 1992, 1998 and […]

Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill

Men didn’t vote enough for a political party that would have spoken up against this bill in it’s first reading. But what does that mean? 2 things. 1. Political parties pro men have 3 years to get more men’s support for the next election. 2. The world has not ended yet. There is still work […]

Gendered News

Mon 22nd December 2008:

Truck flips onto walking woman Responsible party-goer killed by car Police name 20-year-old hit by car in Gore These are actual links to headlines I saw on the Stuff site today. Note that the one headline about a woman being harmed specifies her gender. The two headlines about men being harmed – killed actually – […]

People leave NZ in droves

The exodus of migrants to Australia hit a record in the past year, while tourist numbers from north Asia are slumping badly because of the global economic slowdown. In the past 12 months, 35,300 or almost 100 people a day have left for Australia. That is the biggest flood on record and higher than the […]

Sydney: Woman knifes young man and police

Sun 21st December 2008:

A Sydney woman is in hospital after being shot by police when she attacked officers with a knife. Police were called to an address on Iron St in North Parramatta at about 1.30am today with reports that the 48-year-old woman was threatening a man with a knife. When they arrived, the officers were themselves threatened […]

Data matching at the border – Whats next?

More than $1 million in late child support payments has been collected by Inland Revenue through a new information sharing arrangement with Customs. Whats Next?

Lesbian mum disappears with gay dad’s son

Fri 19th December 2008:

Click here for original source. Ashley Skinner, seven, hasn’t been seen for four years by his father Michael Turberville. He is believed to have been taken to Australia last year by his mother Joanne Skinner, a trade union worker. The President of the High Court’s Family Division has taken the unusual step of lifting the […]

Judge their values by their actions, not by what they say.

Thu 18th December 2008:

You must be the judge, to protect your children: Boy’s abductors avoid jail terms December 18, 2008, 12:43 pm A father and daughter who admitted abducting the woman’s young son in Hamilton in 2006 have been sentenced to home detention. Dick Halton Headley, 70, and Kay Halton Skelton, 38, pleaded guilty in the High […]

Woman, 33 rapes child, kicks out husband, gets pregnant to child and has child kicked out too.

A 33-year-old mother was charged with having sex with a minor three weeks after she found out she was pregnant to the boy, a court was told. The woman was remanded on bail till February 13 for trial in the Timaru District Court after depositions before justices of the peace yesterday. The woman uttered one […]

Mother murders 2 year old daughter, gets 100 hrs community work.

A Dunedin mother of five who killed her 22-month-old daughter earlier this year escaped a custodial sentence today. The 27-year-old, who has permanent name suppression, admitted infanticide after an initial charge of murder was dropped. She hit and smothered the girl for crying incessantly, leading to her choking to death on regurgitated food. In Dunedin […]

Peter Ellis – commission of enquiry

If you are visiting from overseas and don’t know of this case; here is a link to pick it up. Back to today…. Once again the Government is asked for an inquiry to this case after three terms of left wing. Today we have the National Party in leadership. They certainly weren’t put there for […]

Family First – News

Wed 17th December 2008:

1. UNICEF: Daycare is “A high-stakes gamble with today’s children and tomorrow’s world” Evening Standard (UK) 11 Dec 08 The drive to push mothers back to work is leaving children at risk of long-term emotional damage, Unicef warned today. A detailed study of childcare policies found that leaving under-threes in all-day nurseries made them more […]

Mum stole paper round money, punched girl

Tue 16th December 2008:

A woman who demanded her 9-year-old daughter’s paper round money before punching her in the back of the head did it because she was “stressed”, a court has heard. The 34-year-old solo mother pleaded guilty to a charge of assault on a child in Dannevirke District court yesterday, for the incident on December 1.

Thanx to Lucy for this… we have a chance!

Mon 15th December 2008:

The National Party has gone crazy putting through laws lately without anyone’s say. But… we have a chance now. National is expected to pull back on the number of bills it will push through under urgency as it starts its second week in government. Legislation giving police the power to issue on-the-spot protection orders for […]

Men’s platform – Italian style

Thanx to Counter feminist for putting this together with help from Italy and also Factory for putting it it up on his site. This is teamwork after all. Sooooo, what do you think? Is it good enough for New Zealand? Is it relevant? PRINCIPLES AND GOALS: UOMINI 3000 – MENS MOVEMENT (Translated from the Italian […]

The law and men …. how bad is it?

There was a time when I believed that justice may be blind but surely it is not dumb. I figured (naively) that students actually studied the law and that all people were protected under it. In a funny way it was like a security blanket and I got on with life believing that the law […]

Subtle Feminist Propaganda

Sun 14th December 2008:

A recent article on National Radio Morning Report (5 December 2008) showed again the subtle ways that feminist mythology is constantly promoted. The article reported that violence had now overtaken all other causes (such as road and work accidents) for facial injuries requiring surgery or reconstruction. The medical specialists referred to the numerous “people” who […]

Big Sister State

I have previously warned that anti-terror legislation now allows the NZ government to spy on and to repress political movements it doesn’t like. The Clark government was happy for people to think the so-called “Tuhoi raids” were about Maori activists, because this obscured the fact that the legislation allowing those raids removed every citizen’s rights […]

How Boys Speak When No One Listens

Fri 12th December 2008:

by Warren Farrell, Ph.D. Virginia Tech, the 2006 Amish and Vermont killings, and Columbine make us cry out, … What’s making our children kill? In fact, it is not our children doing the killing. It is our sons. Yes, violence in the media, the availability of handguns, and poor family values are part of the […]

Christmas BBQ

Hi Guys, Happy Christmas and a huge thanks for your support of Father and Child this year! We have established our Auckland team, launched the new magazines, had many dads and agencies connect with us, plus attended our first Parent and Child show. Our support for dads is now local, phone or in person and […]

Taiwan: Mum forces her children, under 10, into prostitution.

Thu 11th December 2008:

From correspondents in Taipei December 11, 2008 03:00pm A TAIWANESE woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for forcing her three underage daughters into prostitution The woman, identified only by her surname, Wei, was convicted of forcing her daughters, then aged six, seven and 10 years old, to work as prostitutes between 2005 […]

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