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Dunne’s Platitudes on Child Support

Filed under: Child Support — Scrap_The_CSA @ 1:42 pm Wed 12th May 2010


Dunne’s Platitudes on Child Support offer no relief to parents and children.

“Despite repeated promises Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has failed to bring about change to the Child Support Act 1991, which Dunne himself describes as unfair, inflexible and resulting in financially crippling payments. Nothing changes and mums and dads have had enough.” Says Jim Nicolle spokesperson for Fair and Reasonable.

“Let’s be blunt. Parents have had enough of the broken promises to fix the mess that is the Child Support Act 1991. Despite years of reasoned lobbying the fundamental issues remain and the stage is rapidly approaching where the only solution that a growing number of mums and dads can see is non violent direct action against the Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministers to encourage them to bring about a fair and reasonable child support scheme. Responded Nicolle when asked how Fair and Reasonable plans to effect change.

“All struggling parents hear is rhetoric, broken promises from Peter Dunne and delaying tactics from the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The fundamental issues with the current Child Support Act are well documented and it appears that paralysis by analysis grips the Government. Fair and Reasonable encourages all Parents impacted by Child Support to write to the Prime Minister and Cabinet demanding change now. The response from John Key and his Cabinet over the next two months will decide if we need to escalate to non violent direct action.“ Responded Nicolle when asked what action Parents could take.

“It’s in the hands of those the Prime Minister and Cabinet to take action now or to face an escalating campaign of non violent direct action until they deliver a fair and reasonable child support scheme. Concluded Nicolle.

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  1. You want get anything from Dunne; Dunne working means he’s retired already.

    Comment by DownUnder — Tue 18th May 2010 @ 5:20 pm

  2. Direct action does seem to be the only way. It would need to be carefully organised though to avoid public perceptions of us as a bunch of deadbeat losers, and would need to be large enough not to be ignored.
    There is an election next year, unfortunately I suspect that the government has calculated that the number of disaffected fathers is less than the number of women receiving child support – and their vocal supporters. At least this government could be made to see that the disaffected fathers may vote for them and that the other side probably never will anyway.

    Comment by Dan — Fri 21st May 2010 @ 9:23 am

  3. Dan , Agree.

    Given politicians responses NVDA (Non Violent Direct Action) is shaping up as the only tool to force change.



    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Sat 22nd May 2010 @ 8:21 am

  4. Please take the time to visit IRD’s website before the online survey is completed and put in your thoughts about the proposed changes to the way Child Support is handled. The website URL is

    Comment by Richard — Tue 28th September 2010 @ 2:52 pm

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