Judith Collins

Sounds like he needs a good long stretch not a delay

Filthy pedo Catholic priest Bernard Kevin McGrath is still safely ensconced in New Zealand, but his fate now rests with Judith Collins.

I should think she won’t take too long to decide to put this creep on a plane to Australia.

Still, I think it is a travesty that scumbags like him get to play the system when what they really need is a good long stretch.

The New Zealand government is taking legal advice on whether a former Catholic brother should be extradited to Australia to face child sex charges.

The Commonwealth of Australia has spent more than 18 months trying to extradite Bernard Kevin McGrath, 66, from New Zealand to face 252 child sex abuse charges.  Read more »

The end of the world as we know it has not happened as a result of Family Court reforms

When Judith Collins announced and then implemented Family Court reforms there were howls of outrage from vested interests about how the end of the world is nigh.

Unfortunately the truth is the reforms are working.

Judith Collins has announced:

More parents are resolving their disputes outside of court only months after the Government’s family justice reforms came into effect, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced today.

“Progress to date confirms our reforms are empowering people to resolve their parenting disputes outside of court, minimising the stress children often face when their parents separate,” Ms Collins says.

Since the Government’s reforms came into effect on 31 March this year, 562 assessments for the New Family Disputes Resolution (FDR) mediation service have been completed and another 530 are in progress.    Read more »

Face of the Day

Chloe King

Chloe King

Chloe King

Chloe King

I intend to keep trying to take him down through my blogs I will do it with research, facts and the truth not malicious gossip and flawed arguments.

- Chloe King

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Are right wing women sexier?

Cactus Kate posted the link to this on Facebook, where a liberal-lefty-pro-feminist man  (there is some debate over whether or not he is actually a man) explains why he thinks right wing women are sexier.

Not long ago I was out drinking with a group of friends and we started playing the If-You-Had-To game. The idea is to present players with two people they would never want to sleep with — and then make them choose which they’d sleep with. Here are some of the fiendish alternatives I had to face: Imelda Marcos or Wallace Simpson? Ayn Rand or Yoko Ono? Gertrude Stein or Virginia Woolf?

Then one joker said: Theresa May or Jemima Khan? Everyone laughed at this no-contest choice. Everyone except me. How could I tell them the ugly truth: I’d prefer a night of passion with right-wing Theresa over lefty Jemima any day of the week.

But then I belong to that small, deviant group of liberal-lefty-pro-feminist men who find conservative/right-wing women super sexy. In an age when anything goes — at least in terms of sexual pleasure — ours is a lust that dare not speak its name.

I know this because later that evening, I turned to one of the group and confessed my secret longing for the likes of Theresa May, Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin — ideally all at once. I thought my fantasy night of passion would be received with sympathy and understanding. After all, this friend of mine pays a woman in Earls Court to put him on a rack and do things you don’t want to read about. He just looked at me and said: ‘You’re sick!’

Heh..sick for hankering after right wing women?

I can just hear the chorus of left-wing women complaining that, here we go again — judging women in politics by their looks! Well, actually, looks have nothing to do with it. By that criteria, I should be swooning over Jemima instead of drooling over Mrs May. So no, this is not about looks; it’s about the sexiness of a certain mindset and sensibility. What is the appeal of right-wing women to men like me? After all, left-wing men are not supposed to sleep with such women. (We’re meant to find their political convictions too repulsive for that sort of thing.) But politics is rooted in tribalism and dark emotions, as much as reason. To lefty men of my persuasion, right-wing women are the Other; alluring because they are so exotic; exciting because they’re so forbidden.

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Were Police fiddling the figures under Clark?

After the selective leak of a report into Counties Manukau police fiddling the crime stats one has to wonder if anything has been left out.

The hit job was designed to get Mike Bush, and has been signalled for months by the opposition who started framing discussion around police reporting as being dodgy.

Jacinda Ardern was floating this boat back in April.

But how long has it been going on for? A long time it seems, before the National government as well.

Did it happen under Clark’s administration? Quite possibly.

This email just came in on the tipline.

Hi Cam/Team

This is regarding the recoding of burglaries in Counties Manukau South (Franklin and Papakura) to reduce recorded incidences of burglaries. This is far more widespread that just what has been identified, but it is also nothing to do with political pressure (or, should I say, nothing to do with a National govt). I worked briefly on the Burglary Squad in [REDACTED] (I was a sworn Constable at the time) in early 2008 (under the Clark Labour govt), and I was instructed to recode burglaries where ever possible, even when it was clear the definition of a burglary had occurred (common recoding was, as has been reported, to standard theft, or wilful/intentional damage, or recoding to a “suspicious person” or other such incident). That was all to reduce burglary stats.  Read more »

Lees-Galloway is best MP in the North Island at what precisely?

David Cunliffe opens his mouth and fails yet again.

Even the Palmerston North newspaper, known to be a hot bed of communist sympathisers, is openly mocking him.

Though Cunliffe dismissed National’s chances as a “vain hope”, his repeated digs at the “wishy-washy” Naylor were enough to suggest he knows Labour has a real fight on its hands. The Palmerston North seat may have been red since 1978, but the party’s poor polling indicates a new coat of paint may be in the offing.

Lees-Galloway has shown before he doesn’t need majority party vote support to win the electorate, but Labour’s six-point drop to 23 per cent support in the most recent Fairfax Ipsos poll would have been cause for concern, and a burst of confidence for Naylor.

Key yesterday confirmed Palmerston North was one of four key electorates National would try to swing blue, and that he and other senior ministers would be returning to the city before the election – no doubt adding every ounce of “#Team Key” spirit they can to the local cause.

It is becoming clear what Naylor lacks in big league political experience he makes up for in “brand” support, whereas Lees-Galloway may be better off leaving his leader at home unless Labour can start pulling more ace policies from its sleeve than letting skeletons fall from its closet.   Read more »

One job a senior Nat official need not apply for

Judith Collins and Anne Tolley have announced the position of Chief Victims Advisor to advise on the needs and views of victims of crime, including domestic violence victims.

A cross-government approach to prevent family violence proposes new Justice sector initiatives to keep women and children safe, Justice Minister Judith Collins and Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

“The high rate of family violence in New Zealand is unacceptable – too many domestic violence victims continue to be re-victimised even when a protection order is in place,” Ms Collins says.

“This Government is committed to do more to end family violence. That’s why we’re proposing a suite of initiatives to increase the safety of family violence victims, reduce the risk that they will be re-victimised and make services more responsive to victims’ individual needs.”

The Justice sector’s stronger response to family violence links with Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turia’s work to promote community wide rejection of family violence. Together with the Government’s focus on vulnerable children, it will help future generations of children to grow up without family violence.    Read more »

John Key Meme Contest

Hey, we’ll go where angels fear to tread.  Most popular prime minister in recent memory?  Ever, maybe?  Don’t matter to us.  Up on the Meme Rack he goes.  (Remember, stay within commenting and moderation guidelines)

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To have a go at your version, click here.  Then put the Meme in a comment (memes only, other comments will be deleted).   Read more »

This is why we need an Independent Commission Against Corruption, 113 cases and not a single prosecution

More than a hundred cases have been referred to the Police for prosecution by the Electoral Commission and not a single one has even been investigated.

These are breaches of our electoral laws and are about as serious as it can be when it comes to protecting democracy, and yet the Police just don’t give a stuff.

The Justice Minister’s been taken by surprise by the number of Electoral Act breaches that have been referred to police over the past three years.

Figures supplied by the Electoral Commission reveal 113 cases have been referred to police for investigation since the beginning of 2011 – not one has resulted in a prosecution.

It’s a figure Justice Minister Judith Collins wasn’t aware of.

Ms Collins doesn’t know the basis on which the Electoral Commission referred the cases to police, and says it’s something she’d have to find out more about before she could express an opinion.

It is outrageous that there are so many breaches, many by the Labour party that remain uninvestigated much less prosecuted.  Read more »

Guest post – Reclaiming the Left – 2014 election

A lefty frustrated at not being able to make this point on left wing blogs without being blocked out, or having comments removed by moderators has politely asked if I will post it.

I have no problem with posting dissenting views or alternate viewpoints, therefore I am happy to post it.


 

Who Do We Want To Win This Year?

This year’s election is being promoted by some of my colleagues on the left as a battle between good and evil.

Usually I’d agree with them; left-wing politics is the politics of community and altruism, right-wing politics is about selfishness.

But not this time. Because some on the left have allied themselves with a fat-cat capitalist fraud.

The “alliance” of Mana and Dotcom’s Internet Party is the greatest treason to the left in New Zealand since Roger Douglas and co. sold Labour down the river in the 1980s.

Dotcom is not a socialist. He didn’t grow up poor. He made millions by sloshing money from one pocket to the other, never created an ounce of real value, and stole from other workers in doing so. Hundreds if not thousands of film workers here and overseas lost their jobs because of Dotcom and his ilk. And not content with just stealing, he also committed insider trading.  Read more »