NZ Family court & Oranga Tamariki must be in included in the current mental health inquiry

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Prime Minister of New Zealand - Jacinda Ardern
Andrew Little - Minister of Justice, for Courts
Carmel Sepuloni - Minister for Social Development
Professor Ron Paterson - Auckland University 

Following the request which was done by NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the 23rd January 2018. (Link below).

"Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government's decision to open a mental health inquiry is "answering a call" from the community.'

In the remembrance of Sid Hanzlik who set himself on fire in front of the NZ Parliament on the 26th September 2017, due to the traumatic experience he had gone through fighting to have access to his children and be part of their lives.

He was a 'fun-loving, caring' Father, who set himself on fire in front of NZ Parliament, because the NZ Family court had alienated him from his children.

The only person in the world to burn himself at the NZ parliament grounds in Wellington protesting against the NZ Family Court torture and horrific proceedings and alienation. Anywhere else in the world this would be considered as CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER. BUT NOT in NEW ZEALAND!

Sid's death is a significant piece of evidence and an example of what many other parents are going through and suffering in silence, being alienated from their own children by the NZ Family Court and Oranga Tamariki (CYFS) proceedings and particularly when children’s care/contact arrangements are ceased based on lack of evidence or proof.

They treat parents as second class citizens and they fail to recognise that the parental well being is very crucial for children’s well being and development. The current system’s prolonged lengthy proceedings are abusing our families and children and breaking families apart. Families, parents and children often have to wait 1-5 years to be reunited and too often families will never get their
children back.

They are destroying the children’s sense of security and stability. They are abusing parents and children mentally, financially and psychologically. If the children are eventually returned to their parents they are often psychologically damaged and the children's bonds and attachments to their families are severely affected.

Many Kiwi families, children and parents are suffering in silence similar to SID, going through the same traumatic experiences in NZ Family Court & CYFS (Oranga Tamariki) which is leading them to severe mental health illness, self harm and even suicide, loss of career, financial abuse. 

The delay and the lengthy prolonged proceedings of NZ Family Court and Oranga Tamariki (Cyfs) are causing a lot of damage and breaking our families apart. Parents and families are suffering in silence with no help or support offered to them.

We demand this SYSTEMIC ABUSE to stop immediately and not only offer help and support for parents but also tackle the roots of the problem and fix it by putting prevention strategies in place before it's too late.We demand that proper studies, surveys and research to be done on the victims of the current and historic systemic abuse and what they have been going through. Judges, social workers and police officers involved and those who are taking wrong decisions, must be held accountable for the damage they are causing to our families.

They are breaking the bonds and attachment between the children and their families, which will in many cases never ever be reinstated or compensated for.


F4J is submitting this petition on the behalf of thousands of NZ parents and family who committed suicide and self-harmed themselves and many who were diagnosed with mental illness due to the alienation of the children. 


Auckland University need to contact us, we have had many great parents who are going through very rough time being alienated from their children and going through the court proceedings (Torture). Many parents have to wait 1-5 years to get their children back. 

This need to be investigated and the real victims of this systemic abuse should be talked to. We request from Auckland University Professor Ron Paterson. We can bring to your office thousands of parents who are suffering mental health issues, even had many suicide attempts and self-harm due to the alienation.

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