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Archive of March 2014

Suzanne Snively – More Rubbish Research

Mon 31st March 2014:

A report (see here) commissioned by the Public Service Association (PSA) has made a number of recommendations it says will save businesses millions and help victims break the cycle of violence. Report author, Suzanne Snively puts the cost of domestic violence to New Zealand business at $368 million a year. Recommendations include workplaces adopting domestic […]

Violence Towards Men, Homeless or Otherwise

Thu 27th March 2014:

Men have long been the most frequent victims of violence and the most severe violence. While feminists don slut clothes to march demanding safety from attack on the streets (and fair enough too), the truth is that a sole male out on the streets of our cities at night is more at risk of violent […]

Heroes on the job

Wed 26th March 2014:

Tannery finned 163K The tannery was evacuated and the unconscious men were eventually pulled from the building by co-workers, who found two breathing masks that enabled them to make it up to the mezzanine. I wonder if this was because of on-site training or whether these guys worked out some way to save their fellow […]

Legislation against possible child abuse

Tue 25th March 2014:

I don’t have an opinion on this, I am merely posting it because a) It is more likely to affect men b) A select committee has expanded the bill. I don’t have any information to hand on that but if anyone does please comment. Legislation cracks down on child abusers A select committee is recommending […]

ACC to fund feminist sex re-education programmes in schools

Mon 24th March 2014:

ACC has decided to fund a pilot “healthy relationship” programme in secondary schools. In a Dominion Post report on Stuff, ACC to take lead in sex education, it is claimed that the corporation received 4800 sexual violence claims last year and spent about $44 million treating the victims.

Males Failing in a Woman’s World

Sun 23rd March 2014:

Interesting to see this on the front page of the Stuff website on a Sunday morning. Men Failing in a Woman’s World What’s even more interesting, is that a reporter sought the opinion of a masculist crusader. comments were sparked by new research showing New Zealand blokes get a “raw deal” in education, health and […]

Female 21y has sex 50x with boy 8y gets 2 year sentence.

Wed 19th March 2014:

Story here: Female paedophile, 21, is jailed for two years after she had sex with an eight-year-old boy 50 times, starting when she was 16 . The lack of transparently between male and female sentences is not just a New Zealand problem. I suppose she would be out in say 9 months. That’s 5.47 days […]

Familes Commission gone – almost a Dunne deal

Families Commission reform This is another of the lemon deals we got from Dunne. Is the country finally coming to its senses? Significant reforms of the Families Commission have been passed into law. The Government’s had the numbers to pass legislation enacting the changes. It sees the Commission cut to just one Commissioner and removes […]

A New Low in NZ Court Sexism

Fri 14th March 2014:

And now, a new low for our criminal justice system when Lucille Scollay yesterday was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment with no minimal parole period, meaning she can and probably will be out of prison in 2 years for stabbing to death her husband.

Research related to Jennifer McIntosh article used for denying fathers Meaningful Access

Well known journalist Bettina Arndt is researching an article focussed on the recent academic paper in which 110 leading family researchers supported overnight care of infants and toddlers. She’s urgently seeking men to interview whose contact with their young children has been adversely affected by assumptions in our family law system that such overnight care […]

Child Support – Has anyone taken the IRD to court over assesment?

I have just had my “assessment” for the next year arrive in the mail yesterday. What I am bewildered about is that the IRD gives me a “living allowance” of $288.00 a week? The average rent for a 3 bedroom house in Auckland is $550.00 a week on it’s own let alone food, power, water, […]

The Kahui legacy

Thu 13th March 2014:

I haven’t followed this case in any detail so I am not suggesting that it is necessarily a good example but if anyone has been following it, they may like to comment on that aspect. What I am suggesting is that since the Kahui case, which essentially remains unresolved, we have seen an increase in […]

Teach our daughters

Tue 11th March 2014:

So what do the guys think?

Self Representing Seminar Remuera Bowling club 2004

Sun 9th March 2014:

Self Representation and McKenzie Friend Course Notes These notes were recorded from the Seminar arranged and funded by Jim Bagnall, at Remuera Bowling Club. Although these notes are now quite old, legislation has been meddled with and changed, but some things just seem to stay the same?

Prosecution of Crime Reduced – Judith Collins

Judith Collins26 MARCH, 2013 Conviction, sentencing stats show crime down Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice today show the number of people being charged in court has reduced by more than 20 per cent since 2009, Justice Minister Judith Collins says. The Conviction and Sentencing Statistics, published on the Statistics New Zealand website, show […]

CYF slammed with $60 000 in legal costs

The young couple, from Dunedin, have told the Sunday Star-Times of their harrowing two-year battle to regain custody of the girl, who was taken by Child, Youth and Family at just 14 weeks because the agency wrongly suspected she’d been abused. Stuff Report The parents had to sell their house in Dunedin and move to […]

James Wellsley WILLIAMS GFU665

Sat 8th March 2014:

(Was missing now found) I am not posting this simply out of concern for James – I’m a little staggered at the abysmal response. Firstly the Police media report is a little blase about a missing male, and I would question whether the later Stuff report was generated by a journalist or by his family […]

Interim Parenting Orders

Thu 6th March 2014:

Hi By accepting an interim order, would you be effectively delaying any action that the court would take on the matter? Appreciate any thoughts on interim orders. Cheers, B.

Davison Report into familycaught$ – Christine Bristol And Alan Bristol

Given the significant changes in behaviour that occurred in familycaught$, both before the Bristol murders and suicide and after, it is important that this report receives close scrutiny. If it was marked in accordance with professional social science research standards, in my opinion it would receive an E rating. It is not fit for the […]

Impact of Media Reporting of Parental Murder Suicide

Death of Nelson mother and children a ‘tragedy of highest order’ 5:01 AM Tuesday Oct 3, 2000 [Media reporting impact analysis] Rosemary Perkin, the 35-year-old Nelson woman found dead along with her three young daughters in their home, was an ordinary woman living an unremarkable life in suburban Stoke. Police believe Mrs Perkin killed […]

Hansard DV Act 1994

Wed 5th March 2014:

Those who forget history, supposedly are doomed to repeat it. Life is much more cruel than that…. This is the debate that led to the Domestic Violence Act

Canterbury Suicide Prevention Conference – Annette Beautrais

Tue 4th March 2014:

Friday March 21st 9am-5.30pm Rolleston Lecture Theatre University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011

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