Author: McBlog

Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of Family First NZ. He is a trained secondary teacher, has a post graduate degree in accounting, was a family community worker in South Auckland for 12 years, and has worked in the media part-time and full-time for 25 years. He is married, 3 children and a Labrador that is fitter than he is!

ABORTION: I’M WITH BOTH – Tell the Law Commission

Health of the mother. Health of the unborn child. Legal safety of the mother. Legal status of the unborn child. The Labour-led Government is reviewing the abortion laws. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that abortion should not be covered in…

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“More Extreme, Deviant & Violent” Porn – Health Ministry

Media Release 30 March 2018 The Ministry of Health, in its submission to the Select Committee which is considering a 22,334-written petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography, says that…

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Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety

Media Release 26 March 2018 Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of…

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Legal Analysis of Smacking Law Raises Serious Concerns

Media Release 12 February 2018 Smacking law fails to balance long term effect on parent-child relationship: Chen Palmer A legal analysis of the 2007 anti-smacking law says that the law is confusing to parents, police and the legal profession; that…

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The contradictions and dishonesty in Marama Davidson’s abortion activism

Family First Comment: Reprinted from 2014 – but significant in the light of Ms Davidson’s run for the Green’s co-leader position “…the most serious, and tragic of the contradictions in Marama Davidson’s op-ed piece: “I acknowledge that abortion is not…

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How they voted on Green’s grow-your-own-dope-medicine bill

National NO! ALL National MPs – even Chris Bishop and Nikki Kaye!     NZ First NO! ALL NZ First MPs   Labour NO! Peeni Henare, Willie Jackson, Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki, Stuart Nash, Greg O’Connor, Jenny Salesa, Meka Whatiri, Poto Williams…

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Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Up In Smoke

Media Release 31 January 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a…

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Govt Needs Target For Reducing Child Abuse

Media Release 24 January 2018 Family First NZ is calling on the Government to maintain the Better Public Services target on physical child abuse, even though the previous government had struggled to meet the target. “The government’s priorities in this…

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