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Public Meeting – Focus on Separated Families Comparing Parties Policies

Filed under: Events,General — MurrayBacon @ 10:02 pm Tue 2nd September 2008

Invitation to Public Meeting – Comparing the Political Parties Policies:

Organised by Men’s Centre Auckland phone for these meetings: 638 7275 cell 021 537 196

Tuesday 9th September – Focus on Supporting Separated Families

These will be held at Mount Eden Normal School Hall, corner of Valley and Sherbourne Roads, Mount Eden, starting at 7.30 pm and ending at 9.30 pm. Attendees will be requested to make a gold coin donation.

Focus on Supporting Separated Families Tuesday 9th September

1. How will your party better support separated families?

2. How will your party assist separated families to compete in the job market, to support their children and to give them the best retirement options?

3. What improvements does your party propose to Education, Health, Courts, Benefits/Taxes, to support separated families?

All welcome.

Vote wisely – This takes reading and listening and remembering promises from the past…

Careful, wise decisions protect valuable families.

Voters who don’t learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it!

Don’t vote, it only encouraged them!

I believe that in NZ voters get better than they deserve from their politicians. These people put in much time and personal money, give much assistance back to the community and risk their own family lives. These meetings are intended to help voters to learn and make decisions that best protect their own families.

At this time, we have had acceptances from 4 of the smaller parties and the Maori Party have indicated that they will send written answers.

If you are willing to help set up the hall, please contact me prior and arrive at 7pm. Any help will be appreciated.

You can see the speeches from the meeting Supporting Together Families on YouTube:
Introduction praising politicians for service and duty
Republicans discussing Police, Courts, Prisons
Kiwi Party Improving NZ’s international competitiveness
United Future Improving NZ’s international competitiveness
and several others too….

While you are looking at YouTube, see Whaleoil for humorous commentary on politics in NZ:
Dick of the week David Cunnliffe

Its not OK
Cheers, MurrayBacon.

4 Responses to “Public Meeting – Focus on Separated Families Comparing Parties Policies”

  1. MurrayBacon says:

    The NZ First Party have already sent me answers to be read out for them.

    The Maori Party have indicated that they will send answers to be read out for them.

    Richard Worth Economic Development Spokesman for National Party Epsom has just accepted and will be attending. (Honourable Doug Graham of the National Party introduced the Domestic Violence Act, strongly supported by Labour, so I am expecting that there will be some degree of challenge to him on this topic. I intend to do this myself, too. Similarly, for Child Support Act. There have been a few complaints about these acts on Menz.org, but moaning in private doesn’t change much – it is more productive to talk to the candidates and discuss the issues. See and be seen. If worthwhile discussions take place, then there is more chance of influencing the parties policies.

    Menz – Protection Orders the quantitative figures by Scrap

    Labour have indicated that they will not attend and are thus the only party who have chosen to make no input. This is perhaps understandable, as it is several weeks before the election.

    At the previous meeting, there were more candidates than voters. I hope the meeting focusing on separated parents will receive more public support. If not, then it does give the politicians on all sides the impression that separated parent’s issues can be safely ignored? I am getting this impression myself!

  2. Jim Bailey says:

    Be encouraged Murray – Onward – Jim

  3. MurrayBacon says:

    I know that some defeatist comments have been made, about listening and talking to politicians.

    Three weeks ago, more politicians than voters arrived!

    If men want issues that affect them to be taken more seriously by Parliamentarians, then we need to listen to them and to put our own case directly to them. We also need to show politicians, that we are weighing their offered policies and that we will vote according to our values.

    We should also be showing a united front!?

    This evening – Tuesday 9th September 7.30pm – at Mount Eden Normal School, is one opportunity to do so. If you chose not to go, we all risk separated women and men’s issues being somewhat forgotten about, by our Parliamentarians.

    We do play a significant part in deciding our own future (and that of our children), so it is important that we put in personal effort and actively take responsibility for our lives.

    Best regards, MurrayBacon.

  4. allan Harvey says:

    Keep up the good work Murray.
    If I was close I would be there.
    My spirit will be with you though as will my unshakable children’s desire and belief in the equity of shared care.
    Allan

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