Child support and the Key Cabinet (Act 1)
Peter Dunne advises:
Â “I can tell you that substantial work has recently been undertaken on aspects of the child support system, such as considering the income of both parents and the costs of raising children in New Zealand.Â However, Cabinet for the time being has decided to defer further consideration of the issues. In light of that decision I am currently giving further consideration to the matter and hope to be in a position to submitÂ fresh proposals to the Cabinet in the next little while.” Â Hon Peter Dunne
Its important you understand what the Cabinet is:
Cabinet is the central decision making body of executive government. It reconciles Ministers’ individual responsibilities with their collective responsibility and is the ultimate arbiter of all government policy.
Â Or as the Cabinet Manual States
Cabinet is the central decision-making body of executive government. It is a collective forum for Ministers to decide significant government issues and to keep colleagues informed of matters of public interest and controversy.
Â We know that Cabinet for the time being has decided to defer further consideration of the issues.Â Put bluntly after years of dicking us around Dunne has failed, despite repeated promises, to deliver a fair and reasonable Child Support system.
It is safe to assume that for the Cabinet needs motivation toÂ “consider the issues”.
As the old saying goes don’t bother with the monkey go to the organ grinder. The Cabinet need motivating and I have a plan……
We have patiently waited and nothing has been done. If Cabinet is ignoring Child Support – doesn’t matter if your a liable or custodial parent – the status quo will prevail. The current scheme is fundamentally flawed and does not produce a fair and reasonable outcome.
What would you do to encourage Cabinet to do something?
I will post Act two tomorrow evening.