Monday, September 17, 2007

Last year the government gave more money to Clint Rickards than Wellington Women's Refuge

Wellington Women's Refuge also gets by on a battered old van, they don't get a swanky car.

3 comments:

  1. That's utterly disgusting. Not to mention bloody typical.

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  2. Ever considered that the reason that they are unable/unwilling to terminate Rickards contract is that the allegations against him already well known by Labour and the former tame Commissioner at the 2-3 times when he was promoted in the past. In fact, in their haste to be the ones to promote 'the first Maori Commissioner of Police" they sought to brush the allegations under the carpet. Accordingly to now attempt to terminate his contract on the basis of serious misconduct would be laughed out of Court...

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  3. Anonymous12:53 pm

    Maia,
    I know a Chinese woman (rather topical in the context if the Xue's and relevant in as far as culture and language might be a barrier) who is probably (well, almost certainly) in an abusive relationship (as in physically so) but also it would seem unlikely to leave the guy. There is also a child only slightly older than the Xue's child. What do you suggest one does as an.. er.. friendly acquaintance?

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