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Labour plans free care in pregnancy

NZ Herald 9 August 2014 Pregnant women would get free dental care, doctors’ visits and prescriptions under a Labour Government in a plan to be unveiled at the party’s campaign launch. Labour officially kicks off its election push with an…

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Male prisoners jump at transgender privileges (UK)

The Sunday Times 27 July 2014 A SHARP increase in the number of male prison inmates living as women has  prompted a government review amid concern that some could be fooling  officials to obtain privileges. Up to 100 transgender prisoners…

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Crowd’s call likened to Nazi chant

NZ Herald 8 August 2014 An Internet-Mana Party video clip of a frenzied crowd cheering on Kim Dotcom and chanting “F*** John Key” is being compared to Nazi Germany propaganda – although a political marketing expert concedes it could appeal…

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Lobbyists to seek charity status

Radio NZ News 7 August 2014 Non-profit groups originally denied charity status for being too political plan to re-apply after the Supreme Court ruled political activity should not make a difference. The ruling was a victory for Greenpeace, which fought…

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Why new mums shouldn’t rush back to work

NZ Herald 5 August 2014 Many new mothers suffer from extreme tiredness even four months after giving birth, prompting experts to warn they should not hurry back to work. An Australian study found half of new mothers were still ‘excessively…

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Transgender changes in schools would increase confusion – Family First

OneNews 5 August 2014 New recommendations to make schools more accessible to transgender students will simply cause young people more confusion, a social commentator says. An action plan developed by a research group out of Auckland University calls on schools…

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Study finds violent games increase crime risk

3News 5 August 2014 Violent video games glorifying antisocial characters could increase teenage gamers’ risk of criminal and other risky behaviour like smoking and alcohol use, a US study has found. Adult-rated games also affect teenage users’ self-image, according to…

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Call for CYF family conferences review

Radio NZ News 4 August 2014 A youth lawyer is calling for a review of family conferences run by Child, Youth and Family (CYF), in which young offenders meet their victims. An independent report has criticised the conferences as overly…

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Abandoned surrogate child is only one of many such tragedies

The Australian 4 August 2014 What have we become? Where even to begin? An Australian couple travel to Thailand in the hope of finding a surrogate to carry their child. They find a 21-year-old girl who is deeply in debt,…

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Poll: Assisted suicide opposition grows as evidence revealed (UK)

The Christian Institute 30 July 2014 Public opposition to assisted suicide grows dramatically when people are more informed of the arguments, a new poll has revealed. Figures show that many of those who initially express support for assisted suicide switch…

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