Child Support and the Key Cabinet (Act 2)
If your a liable or custodial parentÂ and want change to the Child Tax Act 1991 you are at the right page to start.
Read Child Support and the Key Cabinet (Act 1 )first this will help you understand why we must begin a campaign to get Cabinet to take action toÂ reform child support law so that it is fair and reasonable.
The first part of achieving change is to take a straight forward easy action and encourage every one you can think of – friends, families, workmates, your parents …. to take that action.
That action is the beginning ofÂ campaign for reform. It is very important that the action is consistent. We don’t want everyone spouting off on their own agenda and diluting the message. Diluting the message diminishes the value of the action.
Now is the time to send a message to John Key and his Cabinet. This message needs to be sent by snail mail. No postage is required to send letters to Cabinet Ministers.
The message is simple.
(Your address here)Â
Â (Insert Cabinet Minister Name)
(Insert Cabinet Minister Portfolio)
C/O Parliament Buildings
P O Box 18888
Â (Today’s Date)
Â Dear Minister,
Â My family and I have been waiting for a considerable time for reform of the fundamentally flawed Child Support Act 1991.
Â 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
Â This letter is to advise you that my family and I are appalled at your failure act upon the advice you have received.
Â We urge you to ask cabinet to reconsider changes to the child support scheme to rectify the fundamental flaws.
Â We have waited a long time for promised reform that addresses the fundamental flaws Â of the Child Support Act 1991and failure by Cabinet to act leaves us with little option but to consider non-violent direct action against the Prime Minister and Cabinet members until Cabinet changes its mind.
Â I hope you understand our frustration with the National Government and its failure to act in this matter.
Â Yours sincerely
Â (Your Name and Signature Here)
DONT DILUTE THE MESSAGEÂ – type or print your letters, put them in an envelope, address them and send them.
Once you have done this send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ listing the Ministers who you sent the letters to, the date sent.Â This email address will be used to manage the campaign going forward.
This is a first step. In Â good faith we are asking John Key and his Cabinet to reconsider their position. Lets aim to getÂ liable and custodial parents, their partners, families and friends to send letters.
A list of the Cabinet can be found here.