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Why family violence will continue to increase in NZ

21 November 2014
Why family violence will continue to increase in NZ

Here’s a perfect example of everything that is wrong with attempts to stamp out violence. From the Wanganui Chronicle Aubrey Ivan James Wirihana-Curry was at home with the victim and their 6-month-old child on October 27 when an argument began, and he started smashing plates and punching holes in the gib board. He pushed his…

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Children need one parent to stay at home

20 November 2014
Children need one parent to stay at home

NZ Herald 20 November 2014 A retired judge says families need more financial support so that one parent can stay at home for the first three years of each child’s life. Graeme MacCormick, a Family Court judge for 16 years until 2005, has paid for…

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iStrain: the negative effect of digital devices

20 November 2014
iStrain: the negative effect of digital devices

NBC24 18 November 2014 As Apple, Google, and Android unveil their latest lines of digital devices, doctors are worrying about what those devices could be doing to your health. In Perrysburg, optometrist Dr. Michael Recker says more than ever he’s seeing patients suffering from eye…

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Only 5% of unmarried parents will be together for first child’s 15th birthday (UK)

19 November 2014
Only 5% of unmarried parents will be together for first child’s 15th birthday (UK)

MailOnline 17 November 2014 Just 5% of unmarried parents will be together for first child’s 15th birthday But more than a third of married parents will be around when child turns 15 Less than half of today’s 20-year-olds will wed, new research shows But three-quarters…

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Legalising prostitution legalises a fantasy – that sex does not involve the self

19 November 2014
Legalising prostitution legalises a fantasy – that sex does not involve the self

The Irish Times 16 November 2014 There are questions that are central to the debate about prostitution. Are there some things that should not be sold, even if a person is willing to sell them? And if you buy consent, does that destroy the meaning…

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Euthanasia lobby has hijacked phrase ‘dying with dignity’

19 November 2014
Euthanasia lobby has hijacked phrase ‘dying with dignity’

Sydney Morning Herald 17 November 2014 The hijacking of the term “dying with dignity” by today’s supporters of euthanasia and assisted suicide is an insult to the dedicated doctors, nurses and pastoral carers who daily provide compassionate care, pain alleviation and spiritual comfort to the…

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