Peter Dunne Child Tax Quotes
Time to analyse the words of Child Tax Administrator Dunne Nothing.
I am never satisfied when there is at least one custodial parent or one child not receiving a full payment from a liable parent. But I believe that the Inland Revenue Department is doing an excellent job, given the practicalities of the world in which we live.
“I welcome the start-up of information matching between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Customs as a useful measure for chasing up parents who do not take their child support obligations seriously,”
I have no tolerance at all for people who abscond from their responsibilities. The legislation that was passed recently gives us a mechanism to get tougher with them. I have indicated in response to questions this afternoon that other measures are under consideration. I simply say to all liable parents that they have obligations, and we expect them to meet them.
Revenue minister Peter Dunne told Sunday News he had been “extremely worried” about unpaid child support for several years and was working on proposals to take to Cabinet early next year.
“The thing we often forget in the child-support debate is that it’s not really about the parents — it’s about the kids, and if the payments aren’t being made, then the children are suffering,” Dunne said.
“The paramount responsibility is the money getting to the kids because the kids don’t choose their parents or the circumstances, yet they very much are the victims of them.”
The United Future leader said payment — or non-payment — of child support by the 175,200 liable parents had a “significant” effect on recipient children’s quality of life.
Because a quarter of this year’s payments alone were overdue, many Kiwi families would be struggling this Christmas, he said.
“There is much anecdotal evidence of liable parents who appear to have luxury lifestyles but pay only the bare minimum of $14 a week in child support.
I would always like to see the collection rate for child support be higher, and that is one of the reasons behind the Child Support Amendment Bill (No 4), which is currently before the House. That bill is designed to get more money directly to children.
Understand this Breaucrat has Dunne Nothing to help child tax payers his focus is one thing collection of the Tax.
Reform requires action not nine years of doing nothing. Dunne Nothings hand needs to be forced by ongoing non violent civil disobedience that the Prime Minister and Cabinet want gone from the National and International Media.