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Civil unions fall off but ‘still have place’

Stuff co.nz 2 July 2014 Ten years ago a bill passed through Parliament, delighting those campaigning for the rights of same-sex couples across the country. The Civil Union Act 2004 led to the first civil unions being celebrated on April…

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Child beauty pageants should be scrutinised over sexualisation concerns

ABC News 27 June 2014 Child beauty pageants should be scrutinised as one of several ways to tackle the sexualisation of West Australian children, a parliamentary report has recommended. The report, prepared by WA Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner…

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Police operation prevents drug related harm

NZ  Police 30 June 2014 Police believe the true success of this year’s national cannabis operation is not the drugs destroyed, the guns seized or the suspects arrested but rather the harm that has been prevented from occurring in the…

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Bear Witness to the Truth about Unborn Human Life

The Heritage Foundation 19 June 2014 While it is a self-evident truth that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, what is self-evident in the technical philosophical sense…

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Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data

The New York Times 26 June 2014 New York moved last week to join 22 states in legalizing medical marijuana for patients with a diverse array of debilitating ailments, encompassing epilepsy and cancer, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s. Yet there is…

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Facebook’s 50 gender options come to UK users

The Telegraph 27 June 2014 UK Facebook users can now choose from one of 71   gender options, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person,   following the feature’s successful integration in the US. Users can choose a different gender option from the…

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Parents bring in lawyers for school stoushes

NZ Herald 29 June 2014 A leading psychologist says parents are increasingly bringing lawyers in to work out issues at schools. Nigel Latta, a clinical psychologist and parenting expert, told TVNZ’s Q and A that parents are bringing lawyers in…

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Most people want to see the drug either made legal or decriminalised

NZ Herald 28 June 2014 A poll shows most people want smoking cannabis to be decriminalised or made legal. The latest Herald-DigiPoll survey shows just under a third of those polled thought smoking cannabis should attract a fine but not…

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Schools scramble to check rules after student’s legal victory

NZ Herald 28 June 2014 New Zealand schools are facing hefty legal bills to ensure their rules on students’ appearance are legally watertight following a High Court ruling that a college’s decree on hair length was not legally enforceable. Lucan…

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Apiata steps up for Big Buddy plan

NZ Herald 27 June 2014 War hero Willie Apiata drew on his own experiences as a fatherless child to help launch a foundation close to his heart. New Zealand’s only living recipient of the Victoria Cross helped to launch the…

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