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

 

Commissioner's Priorities Completely Wrong

FAMILIES APART REQUIRE EQUALITY (FARE)

PRESS RELEASE

Commissioner's Priorities Completely Wrong

"The Commissioner for Children, Hon. Roger McClay, has got his priorities completely wrong and they do not address the most pressing needs of New Zealand children", says Darryl Ward, spokesperson for FARE. He was referring to the Commissioner's media release of 7 November which outlined his views of children's issues needing to be resolved.

"Mr McClay correctly makes a stand about child abuse. Yet he fails to say that one of the most widespread forms of child abuse to occur is the regular and deliberate denial of the right of children whose parents have separated to receive love and care from both of their parents. In most cases this is with the full compliance of the Family Court. This makes the Family Court without doubt the single worst child abuser in New Zealand today".

"It is well known that children who are allowed to retain contact with both of their parents are at the very least risk of child abuse, and it seems that everybody knows this except for Mr McClay. Our adversarial Family Court system sees 20,00 children legally abducted from one of their parents every year, usually their father, whilst only 3,000 New Zealand children lost their fathers during the entire Second World War."

"If Mr McClay were to address the real issues, like the terrible impact of parental alienation on children, instead of getting bogged down in trendy issues such as trying to ban smacking, he might actually achieve some positive outcomes for children", concluded Ward.

ENDS

Inquires - Darryl Ward 025 230 1667

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Fudging On Child Poverty, And America’s Diplomatic Dance With Iran

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


 

Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>

ALSO:


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels