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

 

Stopping Violence Services Empire Building

Stopping Violence Services Only Interested In Empire Building

"Stopping Violence Services is clearly more interested in empire building than in dealing with the realities of family violence, FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today.

"Stopping Violence Services spokesperson Paul Prestridge (July 12th) says that the Family Court in particular has recently been subject to 'ill informed attacks' that he claims have 'mainly been made by a small but vocal group men that have restricted access to their children because of their violence.

"If he bothered to talk to any of the tens of thousands of New Zealand fathers who have become disenfranchised parents as a result of our destructive family law system, he would know better. Many of these men are forced to be his clients but clearly Prestridge cannot relate to their issues.

"FARE deals with huge numbers of men who are desperate to have more contact with their children, but who are prevented. Most of these fathers have never even been accused of violence.

"Mr Prestridge obviously has no idea that men and women are equally responsible for family violence. Violence is a human issue, and not a gender one. He also remains in denial of the pandemic of false accusations of family violence that are used to gain 'protection orders' for the sole purpose of alienating one parent. Yes, some such orders are indeed justified, but not to anything near the extent that Mr Prestridge would have us believe.

"Given that his organisation is understood to receive around $1,000 from the taxpayer for every 'violent man' referred to his 'services', it is understandable that he would prefer to hide from reality.

"The sad truth is that it is innocent children who are suffering the most from the abuse industry's extremely lucrative gravy train", Ward concluded.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>



Gordon Campbell: On National’s Ongoing Problems With Abortion


Despite Christopher Luxon’s assurances to the contrary, there is no such thing as “settled law” in New Zealand. Apart from the six provisions that are constitutionally entrenched, legislation can always be amended or overturned by a simple majority vote within our single chamber of Parliament. Luxon’s repeated use of the term “settled law” has been particularly tone deaf, given that several of the US Supreme Court justices used that very same term during their confirmation hearings...
More>>



 
 

Government: New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
New Zealand and the European Union have concluded negotiations on a major free trade agreement (FTA), which unlocks access to one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative markets... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
The Government is taking action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and early childhood services, COVID-19 Response Minster Dr Ayesha Verrall and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today... More>>

Prime Minister: Remarks At NATO Summit
It is a rare thing to have New Zealand represented at a NATO Summit. While we have worked together in theatres such as Afghanistan, and have been partners for just on a decade, today represents an important moment for our Pacific nation... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>



Greens: Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin

After years of research and advocacy, Parliament will finally consider legislation to take meaningful action on alcohol harm, says the Greens... More>>


Government: Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
The Government is progressing a preferred option for LGWM which will see Wellington’s transport links strengthened with light rail from Wellington Station to Island Bay... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels