Dunne’s Platitudes on Child Support
12 May 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.