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

 

When will PM apologise?

FAMILIES APART REQUIRE EQUALITY (FARE)

19 Hornsey Road, Melrose Wellington, New Zealand; Tel 04 902 1303

Mobile 025 230 1667, e-mail taliesin@paradise.net.nz

5 June 2002

PRESS RELEASE

When will PM apologise?

"FARE wishes to know when the Prime Minister intends to apologies to the tens of thousands of New Zealand children who are deprived meaningful contact with their fathers because of government policies", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today.

"If the Prime Minister considers it fit to apologise to the citizens of Samoa and to homosexuals for historical grievances, then it should immediately seek to redress the needless suffering it continues to inflict on our children".

"Our adversarial family court system sees 20,00 children legally abducted from one of their parents every years, usually their father, whilst only 3,000 New Zealand children lost their fathers during the entire second world war. This makes the Family Court New Zealand's leading child abductor, yet this is not reflected in the headlines."

"We look forward to the Prime Minister's apology, and repeat our call for the immediate implementation of shared parenting, which would put a stop to the practice of children having one of their parents stolen away from them, which forms the overwhelming majority of child abductions that take place in New Zealand", concluded Ward.

ends

(All enquiries to 025 - 230 1667)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election