Law Commission recommends repealing Male Assaults Female offence
From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse; see here
A new report from the Law Commission recommends additional provisions that will make parent and caregivers liable if they fail to protect their children from injury or fail to intervene when a child is at risk.
It has also recommended that the core assault and injury offences be simplified and replaced by six new offences and repealing the offences of assault on a child and male assaults female. Minister of Justice Simon Power responded to the Law Commissions report stating that there are no plans to remove the male assaults female offence due to the current focus on domestic violence.
The bill introducing the new offence of failing to protect a child or vulnerable adult will be introduced early next year.
The Law Commission’s Report is available at: www.lawcom.govt.nz/ProjectReport.aspx?ProjectID=147
Note that the link to the specific projectID at lawcom.govt.nz does not exist; presumably lawcom have taken the item off their site.
Simon Power seems to be content to advance and propagate the “myth” that domestic violence means MAN beats Woman! We can only surmise that Simon and friends are happy to manipulate crime statistics to ensure that the alleged “falling crime rate” comes at the expense of kiwi males in an abusive relationship. We are confronted with the simple conclusion that female assaults male just does not happen; and if in the most unlikely event, it did, then it’s just not worth the police time or paper work, reporting it. All is well for the kiwi male; thank you very much! Well done Simon.