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Independent Panel’s Final Report on New Zealand Family Justice System Released

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 9:56 am Mon 9th August 2021

The selected committee video found and posted by Erasingdad. – Thank You.

Family Justice Final Report PDF

I have not had much time to read this, but I do know the terms “without notice application” features 66 times. And that process has been used to stop or limit dads child contact.

While there is mention of the length of time, one being over three years, there is no mention of alienation. Which, that along with having an order for dwelling and all the things in it vested into one parent, is the true reason why without notice applications are applied for.

In more simple terms,

1. “the destruction of a dads relationship with his child.”
2. “the kicking out of his home”
3. “the taking away of all the items in that home”

Where do fathers and men go, what are they supposed to do when this happens to them?

According to the Nurit Thesis, this causes male suicide.

Nurit Zubery wrote a thesis on the impacts of men during and after divorce.

Your comments please.


  1. The sad thing is this report was written in May 2019. 70% of orders are made without notice. Two years on, nothing has changed. From my experience, DV and COCA without notice orders, while designed to protect applicants and children, drive respondents to a state of despair. Because there is no support for a respondent (normally a man), suicidal thoughts are left unchecked. If you are able to weather the initial onslaught, loss of home, possessions, income, children, reputation etc you then face a lengthy process trying to unravel the respondents web of lies and deception.

    If you are lucky enough to make it over the first mountain, you see a horizon with more Alps to climb. The Family Court is not so much to blame as the players within it. That’s where I see the majority of fault – people who are biased and have a chip on their shoulder.

    Comment by ErasingDad — Mon 9th August 2021 @ 11:04 am

  2. Not sure if you have see this LukeNZ:

    Comment by ErasingDad — Mon 9th August 2021 @ 11:32 am

  3. ErasingDad. Thank you for finding that video. I hope you don’t mind if I put this on the front page so it does not get missed.

    My God Erasingdad what a mess for families lives.

    What an abuse of human rights.

    An abuse of children.

    Comment by Lukenz — Mon 9th August 2021 @ 1:04 pm

  4. All good LukeNZ – go for it. Yes, what an absolute mess.

    Comment by ErasingDad — Mon 9th August 2021 @ 5:16 pm

  5. If Simon Mitchell wasn’t such a corrupt cxxt we could have been this far ahead 10- 15 years ago.

    Comment by Downunder — Mon 9th August 2021 @ 6:36 pm


    This case says everything about the justice systems bigotry.
    Despite his own injury, and claims of her continuous violence.
    Only the male is charged.

    No surprise there is a custody battle, involved in the bigoted prosecution.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Tue 10th August 2021 @ 12:40 pm

  7. I note there were 650 written submissions made to the Family Court review.

    The Ministry of Justice said we could only view 48. The stakeholders (a name given to industries who make money out of mums and dads), were strongly represented.

    The 48 we are allowed to see are here.

    Comment by Lukenz — Tue 17th August 2021 @ 1:09 pm

  8. #7 Lukenz Interesting to note that NONE of the Submissions “approved for public release” are from ANY Parent Group.

    Comment by golfa — Tue 17th August 2021 @ 5:29 pm

  9. “The research employed a qualitative methodology in order to understand participant’s experiences with the family justice system 2014 reforms. A total of 47 in-depth interviews were conducted; 34 with parents and 13 with children/ young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years.”

    Wow, a look at the reforms.
    Did they look at anything else.

    It’s like answering questions.
    When you know the answers already.
    People must have been upset at the 2014 reforms.
    So it needs to be reformed, again.

    Who then is making that decision.
    And who, ends up paying for it.

    Sorry, a mistake.
    Who then makes more money.

    It’s like, not making simple rules for relationships, ending.
    Or not asking more interesting questions.
    Is intentional.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Tue 17th August 2021 @ 6:03 pm

  10. Perhaps make an enquiry to read the other in-depth reviews, excluding names, locations. But leave the Judge’s names in.

    Comment by Lukenz — Tue 17th August 2021 @ 11:14 pm

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