Tuesday, April 6, 2010

In OZ ~ Class Action in Federal Court - Domestic Violence laws inciting Perjury and False Allegations

Media Release: Class Action in Hobart’s Federal Court.

Monday 12 April, 10.00am

In an unprecedented Legal action against the State Government of Tasmania the noted Constitutional Counsel, Dr. John Walsh of Brannagh will represent a large and growing number of families, men, women and children who have been victimised by the unconscionable Tasmanian Family Violence Act of 2004.

Introduced by the former Socialist-Feminist Attorney General Judy Jackson, the Act encourages the incarceration of innocent men in Risdon Prison and women in Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison on a simple unsubstantiated accusation, without evidence and without bail. Unfortunately, it is men who are in the majority who are arrested and released without conviction when their cases come before the Courts, having served unwarranted Remand time based on perjury.

The current legislation is causing the most severe long-term psychological damage to our children, shatters families, destroys reputations, careers and businesses and leads to the increase in the male suicide rate (which is 8 deaths per day in Australia, minimum) as well as demolishes the family unit.  Tasmania is now the suicide capitol of Australia.

J.A.I.L – Juries against Illegal Laws – are demanding the overthrow of the Family Violence Act of 2004 as Unconstitutional and seeks damages of $200 million to be paid to the sufferers of this draconian illegal legislation. In addition to Australian Constitutional issues there are issues with the Separation of Powers, Illegal Police Powers, presumption of innocence and a fair trial. The Act is also contrary to The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, The Universal Declaration on Human Rights, The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sex Discrimination Act.

This contemptible legislation conflicts with the Constitution of Australia and with the fundamental rights of all Australians.

The divorce industry is now worth a staggering $6 Billion dollars a year to the legal fraternity and their single expert witness sycophant supporters and they will fight tooth and nail to ensure that legislation of this type remains irregardless to the cost to the “Little Man” and the destruction of the family unit.

Mr. Ray Escobar, the Associations President, will be in attendance at the Court with Dr Walsh of Brannagh and a group of representative claimants and supporters.

A peaceful demonstration will be held on the Courthouse steps at 9.30 to 10.30am. Superman will be in attendance. We would urge those who really want to seek justice to support our Association.
Traffic in Davey Street will not be interfered with by protesters.
 “Save Our Families”
 Kindest Regards,
 For further details please contact:
Ray Escobar
166 Henry Street
Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 63 434173
Email: rjescobar1@bigpond.com
Web Site: www.jailtasmania.com

In Michigan ~ Deny visitation? You could lose your license(s)

By SCOTT AIKEN - H-P Staff Writer
Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:09 PM EDT
ST. JOSEPH - A parent who refuses or neglects to allow an ex-spouse to spend time with their children could lose his or her driver's or occupational licenses.

A new state law allows judges to suspend those licenses, as well as hunting and fishing licenses, for violations of court-ordered parenting time.

Laws that go into effect this month also allow a court to order a parent's car immobilized by "booting" for such violations.

Tom Watson, director of Berrien County Friend of the Court office, said the provisions are among nine new laws enacted in late 2009 pertaining to children of divorced or separated parents.

The Friend of the Court office is responsible for making recommendations to Berrien County Trial Court about child support, custody and parenting time arrangements. The office also enforces court orders for those matters.

Speaking to Berrien County commissioners Thursday, Watson said Michigan is one of a handful of states that require parents who divorce or don't live together to allow former spouses to have designated time with their children.

The times are spelled out in court orders, and for violations, judges now have the discretion to suspend licenses and "boot" vehicles.

License reinstatement requires payment of a $45 fee and a certificate from the FOC stating that the parent is in compliance with the court order.

Other law changes

Another change in the law reduces the maximum income withholding for child support from 65 percent to 50 percent of a payer's net disposable income.

Legislation also eliminated an automatic assessment of surcharges for unpaid child support. Starting Jan. 1, 2011, courts will have the authority to assess surcharges on a case-by-case basis if there's a finding of willful noncompliance with a court order.

Watson said a law that went into effect in 1996 assessed an 8 percent surcharge twice a year to any unpaid support.

The idea was to give non-custodial parents an incentive to pay support, Watson said, "but it's buried people."

The surcharge amount was reduced in 2006 to tie it to the five-year average of interest rates on treasury notes.

Aside from the impact on individual payers, Watson said, the high interest rate and frequent compounding created a huge statewide total of IOU money that is unlikely to ever be paid.

At the end of 2009, the statewide total of unpaid child support was more than $9 billion, and half of the amount is surcharges. Surcharges totaled $250 million in 2009 alone.

Many people who pay court-ordered child support earn low wages and, for them, the surcharges are particularly burdensome.

Watson said 54 percent of child support payers in Michigan report income of less than $10,000 annually. They account for 77 percent of the total past due support payments.


Law allows judges to suspend driver's, occupational, even hunting and fishing licenses for violating court-ordered visitation
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