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Judge Stephen Coyle – Whāngai Decision

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 10:36 am Fri 6th April 2018

It is, as we know, unusual to see Family Court decisions in the media. While this one has its basis in a dispute between the court and the Ministry of Social Development over a Whāngai (informal adoption) case I have highlighted the authoritive statement by this judge which I am sure many will find interesting.

Judge Coyle said that attitude was concerning on several levels, and was an example of the agency showing indifference to the courts.

“If a court duly constituted by law makes a positive finding that there has been no abuse, then it is inexcusable for the executive arm of government to think it knows better than the rule of law and to ignore findings made by the court.

2 Responses to “Judge Stephen Coyle – Whāngai Decision”

  1. Vman says:

    “If a court duly constituted by law makes a positive finding that there has been no abuse, then it is inexcusable for the executive arm of government to think it knows better than the rule of law and to ignore findings made by the court.”

    Zero sympathy for Judge Coyle’s point of view. This court should have thought of that before being so biased that even the executive arm of the government now treats it with contempt.
    A flip of the coin would get better outcomes than the family court. Female parents are rewarded by the court on a daily basis for “…think[ing] [they] knows better than the rule of law and to ignore findings made by the court.”
    Why would the executive arm of the government place much weight on the findings of the family court?

    In the experience of thousands of fathers for 4 decades the only people required to abide by the findings of the family court are male parents.

    It’s a bit rich for Judge Coyle to get all precious about it now.
    It’s not like the family court has reformed in any meaningful way or anything.

  2. Murray Bacon says:

    Judges should be paid according to the community respect that they have accumulated.
    Perhaps Judge Coyle should be paying to keep his “job”?
    Judges like to insult families by describing them as dysfunctional. They are often right, when mental health issues have affected the behaviour of one or both parties. Of course, familycaught$ only makes the problems worse.
    I agree, that the most dysfunctional of all is familycaught$. Their mental health problems need to be addressed. Secrecy is the first issue to look at. They are miraculously and instantly different people, when they can sense accountability and disclosure to the public.
    Yet they always get away with the money…… (Protect yourself!)

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