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Inadequately trained NSW Community Services staff. Staff with only a few weeks' training are sent out to investigate the most serious child abuse reports and decide whether to remove children from their parents, the union covering the workers has claimed. The NSW Department of Community Services child abuse Helpline is 30 per cent understaffed and has recently had a backlog of about 1000 child abuse reports waiting to be attended to, the Public Service Association has said. The union, threatening a public campaign, is calling for more resources and the removal of senior executives from the department. Sydney Morning Herald (link) 29th Dec 2001.
Laws condoning brutality against children must be repealed "A dodgy survey is no grounds for the Government to disregard evidence that smacking children does not work", writes Emma Davis (partner of John Read. She runs the social engineering website www.buildingtomorrow.org.nz). "The community is outraged when children are abused. However, at a time when we are all looking for ways to reduce violence against children, Parliament seems to have decided that adults should retain the right to hit children.....The evidence against repealing section 59 stems from a Ministry of Justice survey which concluded that 80 per cent of New Zealanders do not want to outlaw hitting children. As we know, statistics can lie. They depend heavily on how questions are worded.......International research examining how physical punishment affects children demonstrates consistently that it is harmful." [this statement is false - see here] "Given this evidence, a knowledge-driven government would be prepared to repeal the law and explain why." Herald (link) 24th December 2001.
Good Will Toward Men Thoughtful women are fighting back against gender feminism's "war on men." One indication that they are succeeding is the malicious backlash they encounter. A few years ago, women opposing gender feminism would have been ignored. Wendy McElroy Fox News (link) 18th December 2001.
Judges win another hefty pay rise Caregivers and foster parents will also get more - a handout of nearly $14 million - after the Government found they were underpaid for six years. The Higher Salaries Commission, which sets salaries for MPs and judges, said a key factor in the judges' pay rise was the difficulty in finding new recruits. It mirrors last year's justification which said: "Pressures on the judiciary are increasing as the courts are faced with increasing complexity arising from legislative changes, issues of personal security and increasing public and media criticism of their role, in general, and of sentencing decisions, in particular". NZ Herald (link) 17th December 2001.
Children pay the price of gender feminism war Divorce, child care and tensions have grown as radicals urged women to flee the family 'monster', writes Barry Maley. For some radical feminists, males are patriarchal oppressors and the family is their torture chamber. So they impose a taboo on men talking about the effects of feminism upon family life and the rearing of children. Yet these feminists have dismissed the preferences of a great many women, gloried in the expulsion of men from the family, and made life harder for many children. Sydney Morning Herald (link) 12th December 2001.
Justice Minister Phil Goff reportedly does not intend to read the book 'A City Possessed' by Lynley Hood (more) December 2001.
Cult of the domestic-violence industry Where are the great numbers of victims we hear about? A hard question in this war against violence against women is: Where are the front lines? How does responsible journalism sort facts from propaganda? The reporter's litmus test in this kind of work is to insist: Don't tell me. Show me....Secret places are anathema to a free and open society, and dangerous. The statistics that tell us women are being violently abused in great numbers in secret are coming from places that are closed to public overview, such as shelters, crisis centres and hotlines. My job is overview. I'm left asking questions.....The media has to accept much of the responsibility for turning unsubstantiated statistics into facts but, like everybody else, we're caught in confusing battle lines. How can high-profile corporations say no to buying a table at a fund-raiser when the promotion says it's to protect women from violence? Newspapers, including the Citizen, buy tables at these events, giving them legitimacy through financial support and the corporate name on the table. Dave Brown The Ottawa Citizen (link) 8th December 2001.
Give me back my children Leah Haines talks to a father cut off from his young family after accusations of sexual abuse (see below).... "I know I can't do anything about the fact that I believe she's destroyed the relationship between myself and my children, but I'd like to be able to prevent her from, to stop her from, being able to do it to anyone else." The former head of the Psychologists Board, Barry Parsonson, would not discuss Ms Vincent, fearing this would breach suppression orders. However, asked about the dangers inherent in some of the abstract charges she had faced, he commented on how "particularly difficult" it was to interview children under five. "You have to be so careful," Dr Parsonson stressed. "Even up to the age of eight and nine, they are so suggestive. The psychologist does not want to be adding confusion to the information by adding suggestive comments." Family law expert and dean of law at Otago University, Mark Heneghan, says X's case is a prime example of why the Family Court should be opened to public and media scrutiny. "I feel if nothing is done, then these bloody issues will keep coming up." X's case should fuel the call for a judicial review of the Family Court, Professor Heneghan says. Dominion (link) 7th December 2001.
Father hails custody dispute success as landmark victory A Christchurch father says his success in pursuing an international custody dispute to the Court of Appeal is a landmark victory for the rights of children. The appeal court has overturned a High Court ruling which allowed the man's ex-wife to take their three children with her when she moved from Christchurch to her homeland of Ireland earlier this year. In a four-one split decision, the Appeal Court upheld his argument that High Court judge Justice Panckhurst erred in basing his decision partly on an English model. The appeal judges considered that model - which highlighted the emotional well-being of the "primary carer" as an important factor in such custody cases, because it affected the welfare of the children - to be inappropriate for New Zealand. Christchurch Press (link) 6th December 2001.
Family Court Blocks Father Getting Support in Court to Protect Abusive Lawyer In a stunningly anti-father ruling a Family Court Judge has thrown a father's first choice of support person out of the Courtroom and allowed lawyers to coerce a second to leave because they were members of Union Of Fathers. The father was left unsupported in Court with four opposing lawyers to bully him when his support people were removed. The father is entitled under law to have a support person but this Judge has overridden natural justice to ensure the father will be disadvantaged. (link) 6th December 2001.
Open courts breed justice Seldom has the case for doing justice in public been more convincingly illustrated than with the father wrongly accused of sexually abusing his children, deprived of all contact with them, and continually frustrated in his efforts to redress a monstrous wrong, The Dominion writes in an editorial..... With the Family Court veiled in silence and the Psychologists Board buried deep in its own bunker, officialdom might have smugly calculated that that would lay to rest for ever this embarrassing saga.....when shonky work by a psychologist is kept under wraps year after year because the Family Court is protected from public scrutiny, and when the Psychologists Board does not even name those who come before it charged with professional misconduct, it is an indictment of a closed-shop justice system. (link) 6th December. Public statement by Prue Vincent, registered psychologist. "The father is mistaken in believing that I am responsible for his situation......Importantly, there has been no finding by the court in this case that my conclusions were wrong. I say no more than that out of respect for the confidentiality inherent in the Family Court process. I admitted mistakes in some of my methods to my professional board because I believed this was the responsible and ethical thing to do. I also wanted to assure the board of my practice in the future. There were two findings of "conduct unbecoming". I believe the board accepted that I acted in the best interests of the children at the relevant times." Because of the closed nature of the Family Court, The Dominion cannot respond to matters raised by Ms Vincent regarding the hearing till permission is given by the court. Application will be made for this by the Dominion. (link) 5th December. Health Minister Annette King has asked ministry officials to brief her on the secrecy of the Psychologists Board after it planned not to publish that a top psychologist had botched a sex abuse investigation. And the former head of the Psychologists' Board, Barry Parsonson, and international expert in child suggestibility, Maryanne Garry, have cast doubt on the ability of other psychologists working in the Family Court system........ Meanwhile, ACT MP Muriel Newman yesterday renewed her call to open up the Family Court, and supported the call for an independent judicial inquiry into the entire Family Court. "Public and media scrutiny is absolutely necessary if justice is to be done," she said. "Courts need to have rigorous standards for their decisions to be seen to be beyond reproach. Clearly, that doesn't happen in the Family Court." Dominion (link) 5th December. Psychologist fined, censured for botched inquiry Senior Department of Child, Youth and Family Services sex abuse expert Prue Vincent has been fined $5000 and censured by the Psychologists Board. She pleaded guilty to charges of conduct unbecoming on the basis that she:
- Allowed the mother to be present at interviews with the children.
- Interviewed the children together.
- Used books dealing with sexual abuse during her assessment.
- Used leading questions during the interviews.
- Did not observe the children in their wider environment or with their father.
- Did not interview the father as a reference source.
- Did not consider other explanations for the children's behaviour.
- Accepted "without question" the mother's testimony while asking the father to put his rebuttals in writing.
The father, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his children, spent $82,000 proclaiming his innocence in five hearings in an attempt to gain access to his children. He still cannot see his children after his former wife accused him of abuse some years ago, claiming that they no longer wanted to know him. He described the board as "impotent" for not striking Ms Vincent off. NZ Herald (link) 4th December. Victoria University senior lecturer Maryanne Garry, who is an international expert in child and adult suggestibility, described Ms Vincent's techniques as eye-poppingly bad. She said the number of times Ms Vincent interviewed the children and the techniques she used could have left even an adult with a distorted view of events. "It is Psych 100 - the sort of thing I tell my students on their first day." Dominion (link) 4th December. Ms Vincent, along with G Maxwell and Fred Seymour is the author of the textbook: 'The Practice of Psychology and the Law' which is used by the NZ Psychological Society (link) to train its practitioners in the Family Court's "Guidelines on Specialist Reports for the Family Court." Revised guidelines for working with the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989, and for sexual abuse assessments are included, as is new material on:
- Presenting expert evidence in criminal cases
- Memory development
- Expert evidence in sexual abuse cases
An invitation to join in a campaign with the following aims:
- To lobby for independent review of all the cases involving alleged child abuse where Vincent has acted in any capacity before the Family Court.
- The striking off from the Phychologists' Register of Vincent.
Any individual or group is invited to join. James Nicolle: [email protected]
Victims of female stalkers 'not taken seriously' In a paper published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychologist Rosemary Purcell and psychiatrists Michele Pathe and Paul Mullen said women were seldom prosecuted for stalking. The researchers, all directors of a stalking and threat management centre in Melbourne, said that victims of female stalkers often confronted indifference and scepticism from law enforcement and helping agencies. Some men had complained that they were told they should be "flattered" by all the attention. Melbourne Age (link) 1st December 2001.
Child and Family: Children in Families as reflected in Statistics, research and policy Issues Paper No. 11, edited by Stuart Birks.
- Opening Address: Laila Harré.
- Keynote Address: Children and Public Policy - Putting Children at the Centre; John Angus.
- Family and Whanau in a Changing World; Joan Metge.
- Statistical Families; Frank Nolan.
- Why be concerned about the statistical family? Stuart Birks.
- Keynote Address: Evidence-Based Policy and Practice - What Works for Children? Ian Shirley.
- The NZSCHF definition of 'family' and its implications; Stuart Birks.
Centre For Public Policy Evaluation - November 2001 (link to pdf file)
Dr Muriel Newman - Speech To Hutt Rotary "Spurred on by the lobbying of feminists, who wanted to ensure that in the event of family breakdown women with children had financial independence, the Kirk Labour government introduced the Domestic Purposes Benefit. I say that that benefit has done more to destroy the lives and futures of families - women, children and fathers - than any other state intervention. For the DPB radiates the message that if a relationship isn't working out, don't try to fix it, not even for the sake of the children: No, if its not working, the state will pay the mother to raise her children on her own, just so long as she doesn't work, doesn't marry and doesn't let the father of her children care for them for more than 40% of the time. As a result New Zealand is now a world leader in family breakdown. We also lead the world in infant mortality, child abuse, teenage pregnancy and youth suicide." (link) 28th November 2001.
Sharing childcare works best after a separation A New Zealand study of 107 children whose parents have divorced or separated found that more than 80 per cent liked the access visits and about 40 per cent were keen to see more of the parent they did not live with. NZ Herald (link) 28th November 2001. Mothers and fathers share importance Maintaining contact with both parents after a separation is important for children. John Brickell, a Wellington-based parent educator, says each parent brings complementary skills to the relationship. For example, research has shown men tend to be more encouraging of risk-taking while women tend to be more protective. "Those two things are complementary qualities in a parenting relationship and should engage a child in moving safely beyond [him or herself]. "We sometimes find boys, particularly in single-parent relationships, may lack self-esteem because they don't have a role model who's demonstrating how they can get out there and be assertive." Mr Brickell says research has shown a clear link between crime and juvenile delinquency in boys whose fathers are absent, while girls tend to have low self-esteem and become sexually active earlier. Val Boag, clinical leader of Relationship Services, believes society has played down the role of fathers and played up the role of mothers. NZ Herald (link) 28th November. Easing the pain in little hearts The chief executive of Relationship Services, Viv Maidaborn, says most children come through a separation relatively unscathed if parents give them steady, loving support and ways to deal with the change. This week, Relationship Services has released a booklet, Through Children's Eyes: A Guide to How Kids Cope When Families Change. Parenting educator John Brickell says parents should not involve children in the separation. A person could turn out to be a good parent even if he or she was not a good partner. He tries to encourage people to build a lifelong relationship with their children. "You may be in a relationship a short time but you are a mum or dad forever." NZ Herald (link) 28th November 2001.
Judge Backs Dads In Custody Cases United Kingdom High Court Family Division judge Mr Justice Cazalet has made it clear in an Appeal Court ruling that judicial opinion, which traditionally favoured children from broken marriages being cared for by their mothers, has now changed. Ruling that the right person to bring up a two-year-old boy from Cambridge is his father, the judge left no doubt that "father power" is now a factor to be reckoned with in courts and that mothers cannot expect to get their children as a matter of course. A second judge felt that if the mother, whom he branded as unreliable and untrustworthy, was given the child the likelihood was that the father would lose contact with his son. (link) 26th November 2001.
Worth more dead than alive? That could be true once the new Property Relationships Act comes into full effect from February 1, writes Auckland barrister and solicitor Patricia Schnauer. The act radically changes how property is divided when people separate. So far, public understanding of the law has focused on married, de facto and same-sex couples all being treated alike if their relationship ends. Normally, equal sharing of property follows after a couple has lived together for three years. What has been largely ignored is that the act also makes major changes about what happens after a person has died. Potentially those changes will cause huge injustices. NZ Herald (link) 26th November 2001.
It is Criminal For A Father To Care An Auckland father who stood his ground against the police and the Family Court in order to get his daughter to safety can find comfort and justification in knowing his daughter's situation has now been addressed. Commonsense prevailed as a Union of Fathers negotiator and an Auckland-based QC sorted through the trail of destruction, to address concerns raised by the father who had decided the only way to protect his daughter was to take her and run from persecution of the Court. (link) 22nd November 2001.
Deborah Coddington, Senior Writer, North & South magazine speech on Liberal Feminism "...the feminist movement has gone from wanting equal rights to wanting special rights, and it is governments that must legislate to give them these special rights. So we have collective feminism which is not at all concerned with freedom of the individual. Instead we have anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action laws, personal relationship contract legislation - numerous laws which essentially consist of the state interfering in people's personal lives. These laws do nothing to advance the liberation of women - that is, free them from social disadvantages, prejudice, injustice or abuse. In a Faustian trade-off, those who seek favours, or special treatment from the state, become owned by the state. They are not free........are we prepared to face the truth, admit some of us were wrong, that fathers do matter and parents must stick together to raise children.......The challenge for today's liberal feminist, is to include men - to be liberal masculinists, if you like, and for men to be liberal feminists." (link) 21st November 2001.
An act of judicial terrorism is how witnesses described the actions of Principal Family Court Judge Patrick Mahony when he personally took charge of a case involving a Union Of Fathers spokesman. (link)18th November. In an equally bizarre twist Judge Mahony also tried unsuccessfully to put himself in charge of a custody case involving the spokesman's brother in Auckland this Monday. After an arduous full day's Hearing ... the case concluded with what we consider to be a New Landmark Judgement. We applaud this Judge and his courage, 'common sense' and fairness.(link) 20th November 2001.
Photos of Warren Farrell workshop 3rd November 2001. Men's group leaders from around the country were joined by Judge Mahony to hear why Shared Parenting is the best solution for children if parents split.
Photos of Warren Farrell seminar 1st November 2001.
Over a dozen people turned up to support Ben Easton and his family at the Henderson District Court on 30th October 2001. Ben is being threatened with jail because he refuses to do a Living Without Violence course. He was sentenced to the course when he walked out of a mediation session because the Judge refused to discuss Shared Parenting.
Tony Coe from the UK Equal Parenting Council reports on the
Bath World Council on Family Law held in September 2001 (link
to report). He cites Hon Judge Patrick Mahony, Family Court of New Zealand:
"In high conflict cases the children align themselves with one parent. Court gets report from a 'registered psychologist'. Use of parental education classes is fruitful. They take a planned approach to post-separation parenting. There needs to be clear and unambiguous arrangements in the parenting plan to reduce the opportunities for conflict. Avoid situation where one parent effectively exercises veto. Intervene quickly post separation."
Read an article on Warren Farrell by Bettina Arndt in the Sydney Morning Herald 26 October 2001 The conditional lives of men.
American Author T.S. Tyrone has just electronically published a novel titled "The Choices of Men". While the protagonist spends much of the book freeing himself from feminist definitions of his role and sexuality, he also contends with the hostility of his second wife to his daughter (Cynthia) from a previous marriage. This source of stress on father-child relations gets too little attention in the media, since it doesn't conform to radical feminist models of "woman good, man bad." Two sample chapters are available free at www.choicesofmen.com or you can download the e-book in Adobe from www.1stbooks.com by going to the book title or the author name.
A petition against making smacking illegal has been proposed by PANIC, (Parents Against Negative Intervention by Child Youth & Family). Draft: "That the right of parents to use reasonable force in disciplining children, as provided for in section 59 of the Crimes Act, be retained as essential to good parenting and the effective upbringing of children." This led to a vigorous discussion among members of New Zealand fathers' groups. We present information about the organisations opposed to smacking, and what current research tells us.
'A City Possessed - The Christchurch Civic Creche case' is #1 on the Booksellers NZ bestsellers list for the two weeks up to 11 October. I've put a few excerpts on this website here for those wondering if it is worth reading. It is highly recommended. Palmerston North Queen's Counsel Mike Behrens says the Government should immediately pardon Peter Ellis, the Christchurch man convicted of child sex abuse. Mr Behrens made the comment in his review of Lynley Hood's book (link). 19th October 2001.
2001 - 2002 Men's Centre North Shore Executive elected at AGM photo and details here. 17th October 2001.
"Domestic Violence: A Two-Way Street" by Glenn J. Sacks "By denying the existence of female batterers, abusive women are not getting the treatment and counselling services that they need. Worse, by allowing them to go unpunished, they are encouraged to believe that they can get away with their abuse indefinitely. This frequently results in escalating abuse of men (and children) and, sometimes, abuse of women when men finally strike back." 15th October 2001.
Photos of New Albany Court opening 14th September 2001.
COSA New Zealand September Newsletter 'Negligence of input' of Crown-employed forensic specialists, by Peter Williams QC; Compensation announcement for David Dougherty; Number and cost of new and ongoing paid and accepted sensitive claims (ie, claims for alleged sexual abuse) by year: available figures signal mainly rises for the current-year's statistics; Counselling: a dissonant time in New Zealand; plus Social Services Minister Steve Maharey announces new Social Workers Registration Bill; and Pendergrast decries absence of RMT in book on therapy history; Families Focus: Politician decries fatherlessness; Christchurch, Whangarei being used as testing-grounds over children's evidence service; Family Court looks at releasing more case details; Hague Convention resisted - by children?; and International custody and Hague convention (US/NZ case); Feminisms: Then and Now; Why believe anything so painful as being sexually abused, if it isn't true?; Why/how people make, and believe, false sexual allegations in families, contemporaneous with separation and divorce: Motivations and mechanics; 16 'psychological' reasons why some adults get false 'memories' (based on a book by Claudette Wassil-Grimm) An integrated theory of why: wrong ideas plus social/cultural support (based on a book by Nicholas Spanos); The Bizarre column: Gender, age, and sex allegations: false (NZ case), and Parents (and children?) wish them to stay in rehab centre despite alleged abuse (Samoa, Aus, Can, US); The Fringe - Reports that raise questions, doubts: 'Children's Court' call by social worker, and Dis-parents (both NZ cases).
Photos of demonstration in Lampton Quay, Wellington. 10th September 2001.
Photos from the first public Union Of Fathers meeting, 8th September 2001. Speakers Peter Dunne MP and Michael Green QC author pf Fathers After Divorce.
Photos from the Union Of Fathers demonstration in Cuba Mall, Wellington on 8th September 2001.
"Men's rights" groups in New Zealand - What is the truth? Text of a flier handed out at the 2001 Father & Child Trust Social Policy Forum by members of the Coalition for Safe Families and Rape Crisis, and at the Union of Fathers demonstration in Cuba Mall by Paul Prestige, Executive Officer of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services.
Photos from the third Father & Child Trust Social Policy Forum held in Wellington 7th September 2001. Opening Address by Hon Laila Harre.
Silence in the Court. 29th August 2001. Union of Fathers "Silence in the Court" protest in the Tauranga District Court has been a great success. For the last two weeks 42 people have stood in the Family Court in 20 minutes of silence to reflect on lost children, lost relationships, and lost opportunities. This protest was filmed by Prime TV, reported in the local newspaper, and was the lead story for two days on the local radio morning news. This is a peaceful protest tactic that has joined men, women, parents and grandparents, who share a common grief: lost children. UOF will continue to promote "Silence in the Court" protests throughout New Zealand Family Courts. In Tauranga, on the last Tuesday on each month 12.30 pm till 12.50 pm (20 minutes only). Next protest date: September 25th 2001.
Pictures of 28th August 2001 Auckland protest There will be no protests outside the Auckland Court for the next few weeks, as the two Jims are off on a demo tour of the North Island. Hopefully they'll send some pictures back.
URGENT PETITION On September 20th 2001 the UK is hosting, in Bath, The World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth, this brings together lawyers, judges, health care professionals, politicians, community and government representatives, human rights advocates and representatives from the private and business sectors. There are also the policy makers from the UN, EEC, & many countries we have them all under one roof. New Zealand Principal Family Court Judge Mahony will be attending. There is a world wide petition for all groups with the same broad aim as the Equal Parenting Council. Sign online at the Equal Parenting Council website: (link)
Meeting with Judge Mahony at Man Alive 21st August 2001 - photos, notes by JohnP, minutes of meeting compiled by Warwick Pudney.
Pictures of 21st August 2001 Auckland protest "Peace and Love to all the Judges on the ninth floor"
A City Possessed - Linley Hood's long awaited book about the Christchurch Civic Creche Case will be released on October 1st. For media coverage dates: Download flyer (PDF 61 KB) More on Peter Ellis here.
Lessing: Fight the feminists Feminist author Doris Lessing is championing men's rights with a vitriolic attack on a generation of "nasty women" whose constant snipings leave their male counterparts "cowed and crumpled". This is London: (link1) Guardian Books: (link2)
Pictures of 14th August 2001 Auckland protest Judge Dread and his magic crystal ball.
Pictures of 7th August 2001 Auckland protest Axminster Justice - sweep everything under the carpet!
Pictures of 31st July 2001 Auckland protest
Pictures of 24th July 2001 Auckland protest The first appearance of the "blue dot". Protestor assaulted with a meat pie!
Pictures of 17th July 2001 Auckland protest A potential riot outside the Auckland Family Court was narrowly averted by a swift police response.
Pictures of 19th June 2001 Auckland protest
New Zealand Herald Editorial 18th June: Shirking dads too
readily accepted. Like so much research in the area of social welfare,
the findings of a study of solo motherhood confirmed what we already knew:
raising children alone is difficult and places inordinate physical and
mental strains on a parent. Yet, for all its predictability, the research
is worthwhile. It serves to spread the message that the country cannot
afford the social impact of a demonstrable failure by thousands of men to
live up to their responsibilities.....
The rest, after you have taken your BP medication, is here: (link).
Pictures of 12th June 2001 Auckland protest
The Autumn 2001 Parenting with Confidence magazine features some interesting articles:
- Hot Tips on raising boys
- The edge of Terror..... Why Dads matter
- Are men really relationship dummies?
- When your child is being bullied
- Sons, mothers and self-respect
- Tolkien's Legacy.....A fathers Gift
- Mentoring and boys
- Tribute to a great Dad
Heart rending reads about why guys should never, never give up the struggle for the rights of their child to access to both parents.. Subscriptions are on 0800-53-56-59 or visit www.parenting.org.nz
Justice by email - www.injustice.con.nz: Pictures of 5th June Auckland protest
Pictures of 5th June 2001 Wellington protest
"You be the Judge" North and South Promotion outside Whitcoulls May 29th 2001.
Family Court of Injustice: Pictures of 22nd May Auckland protest
The Family Court Jester: Pictures from 15th May 2001 Auckland protest (also you can download the June 2001 North and South article 'Family Court of Injustice' [61.2 KB PDF].
The Family Court Judge from Hell: Pictures of 8th May 2001 Auckland protest
The Judge from Uranus: Pictures of 1st May 2001 Auckland protest
Visit to the Auckland Law Society
The Ghost of Due Process: Pictures of 24th April 2001 Auckland protest, Includes video of Ghost and video of Ben casting the Wizard's spell on the Family Court.
Pictures of 10th April 2001 Auckland protest
In Christchurch, the Wizard cast a spell to support shared parenting April 9th 2001.
The cross-dressed Judge: Pictures of 3rd April 2001 Auckland protest.
The Pirate Judge: Pictures of 27th March 2001 Auckland protest. (don't miss the video!)
Pictures of 20th March 2001 Auckland protest.
Bonnie and Clyde: Pictures of 13th March 2001 Auckland protest.
Pictures of 13th March 2001 Wellington protest.
Hague Court Judge: Pictures of 27th February 2001 Auckland protest.
Pictures of 20th February 2001 Auckland protest.
The Sexist Judge: Pictures of 13th February 2001 Auckland protest.
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Pictures of protests in Paris 28th May 2001. (link)
Pictures of Irish Family Court protest 14th April 2001. (link)
UK Family Court protest movement pictures: Check out Britain's most legally harassed father. (link)
Nuance Journal, second edition, is now on line at:
- Real Dads - Real Men: A study of fathers' experiences of child and family services - David Mitchell.
- Involuntary child absence syndrome and depression in males after relationship breakdown - Sylvia Smith and Wei Wang.
- Shared parenting: Where from? Where to? - Mark Henaghan.
- Missing the message - Michael Green.
- Sexual abuse counselling: what is the rationale? - Tannis M Laidlaw, Felicity A Goodyear-Smith and Desmond Gorman.
The next edition focuses on domestic violence. See here: (link)
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