Rather than being simply apathetic towards fathers, the Families Commision has become hostile towards fathers.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett discovered plans for the conference in a briefing paper, released publicly yesterday.
She got in contact with the commission to say it was inappropriate in tough economic times and encouraged it to reconsider.
The conference was to be held in Auckland in February bringing together 150 “leaders and decision makers”.
Among attendees expected were The Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall, Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier, public sector chief executives, sector and business groups and unions.
The Families Commission was a United Future Party initiative.”
As far as I know not a single father’s group was invited.