Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Civil Disobedience Cautioned


19 Hornsey Road, Wellington, Tel 04 389 4222 Fax 04 934 4080 Mob 025 439 461

E-mail - aasbt@attglobal.net

Media Release - 24/2/01 - For immediate release

Civil Disobedience Cautioned

"The civil disobedience campaign being touted by some parents' groups is not supported by all family rights lobby groups," says Families Apart Require Equality (FARE) spokesperson Darryl Ward.

"FARE does not support civil disobedience. I can however understand the frustration of these fathers, but breaking the law is not the solution.

"Many fathers question why they should pay money to their ex partners for children they are not allowed to see.

"They are understandably frustrated that their only role as a father that is recognised is as a provider of child support. To those fathers I say I know your feelings, I have been there, I know the pain of disenfranchisement, but please do not choose to break the law. That will only reflect badly on all fathers".

"New Zealand fathers' are an extremely diverse group, and we celebrate this diversity. We believe fathers who have lost their children in this way should not stay silent, but maintaining dignity and approaching things in the right way is how FARE and many others in the movement choose to do things.


Enquiries to Darryl Ward 025 230 1667

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster

The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector and what philosophies best engage and protect communities in the event of a crisis.

How much of the responsibility for a community’s safety in a natural disaster is the Government’s, and how much can be left up to the community themselves? And how do we ensure none of our most vulnerable residents are left behind? More>>


CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>


Signage, Rumble Strips, Barriers: Boost For State Highway Road Safety

Boost for road safety this summer Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced a short term boost in road safety funding this summer and signalled a renewed focus from the Government on introducing safer speed limits. More>>


Risks & Adaptation: Cheaper To Cut Emissions Than Deal With Climate Change

The cost of climate change to New Zealand is still unknown, but a group of experts tasked with plugging the country's information gaps says it will likely be significant and it would be cheaper to cut greenhouse emissions than simply adapting to those changes. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>





Featured InfoPages