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Archive of April 2013

“Remembering Those Killed on the Job?”

Sun 28th April 2013:

This article tells us that today is Workers Memorial Day to remember those killed and injured on the job. However, it seems that everyone involved takes great care to avoid mentioning that men make up the vast majority of such workers. Not once is the word ‘men’ even used. The 28 forestry ‘workers’ who have […]

Groundless Protection Order

Thu 25th April 2013:

Hi All…I had a process server deliver an affidavit and protection order application at my door a couple of weeks ago. My mental ex is asking the Family Court to place a Protection Order against me protecting my daughter and her from me.

Jobs To Go At so-called ‘Human Rights Commission’

Sun 21st April 2013:

A letter in response to the journalist of this story about a reduction in staff at the Human Rights Commission, aka the Women’s Special Treatment Commission:

Penalty plea over child cash

Thu 18th April 2013:

A huge nationwide Child Support debt made up mainly of penalties and interest has sparked claims by a Napier-based former MP that it is a “ruthless” scheme forcing people to shirk responsibilities to growing youngsters. Latest figures show Child Support principal comprises just $661 million of the $2.617 billion the Inland Revenue Department claims it […]

Police too strict on domestics

Sat 13th April 2013:

Too many minor domestic assaults are ending up in court, clogging the system and stretching resources.

Time’s up for familycaught$ secret bullies

Times up for familycaught$ secret bullies by Judith Collins Minister of Justice Judith Collins – some details lost in translation, some gained. 1 APRIL, 2013 Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced a raft of new proposals to hold familycaught$ bullies to account for their bullying and harmful behaviour.

Changes to child support signed off.

Tue 9th April 2013:

Announced in NZ Herald tonight:- Changes to child support system in April 2014 signed off.

FUD Submissions

Sun 7th April 2013:

Fear Uncertainty and Darkness (FUD) Instead of addressing the problems and looking for solutions, it seems that the beneficiaries in the existing familycaught$ system are distracting our attention away from the required outputs and a system for achieving them at a sensibly low cost.

A Debate on “Is Feminism a Bad Word?”

Sat 6th April 2013:

You might like to contribute to this debate on Sodahead here.

Law Commission Panders to War Against Men

Fri 5th April 2013:

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE: Law Commission Panders to War Against Men Community group the Ministry of Men’s Affairs today expressed concern that the latest changes recommended by the NZ Law Commission in sexual offence cases will further reduce the ability of defendants, mainly men, to protect themselves against false sexual allegations.

Airline Charging Discriminates Against Men

Thu 4th April 2013:

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE: Heavy Discrimination Against Men Community group the Ministry of Men’s Affairs has expressed concern that Samoa Air’s policy of charging according to passengers’ weight will heavily discriminate against men.

MoMA Comments on Jesse Ryder Assault

MoMA MEDIA RELEASE: Violence Towards Men Being Neglected Following the violent attack on cricketer Jesse Ryder, a community group called the Ministry of Men’s Affairs has accused the NZ Families Commission of contributing to violence towards men.

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