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Judicial Bias Acknowledged

"The Bar Association has finally admitted what New Zealand fathers have known for a long time, by admitting that overt gender bias is an indicator of being 'a good judge'. Finally, judicial bias on gender issues has been officially acknowledged." Families Apart Require Equality (FARE) spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He was referring to the reporting of comments by Bar Association president Stewart Grieve QC, praising Justice Fisher for 'championing the cause of women'".

"It is well known that judges are sent on gender equity training, and that gender equity is nothing to do with treating the sexes equally, but rather that gender equity is about giving women preferential treatment based on feminist perceptions of inequality."

"For example, 'fair division of matrimonial property' referred to by Grieve, has nothing to do with fairness, but is PC-speak for unequal splitting of matrimonial property. This means that parents (mostly fathers), who have sacrificed precious time they could have spent with their children so that they could work to support their families, are penalised by a lucrative incentive for their partners to leave with the children and enjoy a greater share of the matrimonial cake. The general public could never perceive this to be fair, but the Bar Association and Judges appears to think so".

"We call on the Bar Association and the Judiciary to renounce their policy of promoting gender apartheid and to join our calls for both men and women to be treated equally by the law", concluded Ward.


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