When Owen Glenn set up his independent inquiry, funded entirely by him I thought that finally there would be some progress on the issue of domestic violence and child abuse. That finally someone would stop listening to the bullshit from the grievance industry that has surrounded this issue and others.
There were warning bells though, he appointed all sorts of lefty trough snufflers to the committees and board…and now they are biting the hand that feeds them. They want his cash but they don;t want his name or face. I suspect they are all about to get a good hard business lesson.
Members of an expert think-tank set up to guide Sir Owen Glenn’s $2 million inquiry into family violence say the only way for the inquiry to continue now would be for Sir Owen to step out of the process.
At least 14 of the 25 original NZ-based think-tank members have now quit following a report on Sunday that Sir Owen was accused of physically abusing a young woman in Hawaii in 2002.
Sir Owen was reported to have entered a plea of “no contest”, meaning that he neither admitted nor contested the charge, and said there was “no truth to the allegation”.
But some think-tank members said his failure to disclose it had destroyed the credibility of an inquiry that aimed to produce an independent “blueprint” to tackle New Zealand’s appalling record of child abuse and domestic violence. Read more »