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Labour finally scraps the Commission they established

Labour wants to do away with Families Commission NewsTalk ZB 30 October 2013 Labour is announcing it will do away with the Families Commission if it gets the chance. MP Jacinda Ardern says they want to scrap the commission and…

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Survey Says: Women Are for Life

The Public Discourse 30 October 2013 When Wendy Davis announced she was running for governor of Texas, the news was heralded as the dawning of a new day for Texas. Davis, whose filibuster temporarily halted the Texas legislature from enacting…

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More examples of a flawed prostitution law

Former judge fights brothels in suburbs Stuff.co 30 October 2013 Rule changes that would allow brothels in residential areas of the Kapiti Coast have sparked criticism from a former chief Environment Court judge. Joan Allin, who lives in Te Horo,…

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The campaigning for the next step (group marriage) continues

Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd CNN 26 October 2013 Revelers in the rainbow-washed crowd smiled and cheered this month as the little blond girl in the parade float pageant-waved to the B-52’s “Love Shack.” Next to the float, the…

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Marriage benefits your wealth, health and children – Liberal think-tank

DailyMail 25 October 2013 Married couples enjoy far greater wealth and  health than those who cohabit, an influential think-tank revealed  yesterday. They are more likely to own their home, have  better jobs and be more highly educated – and less…

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Kids should spend no more than 2 hours online per day

DailyMail 28 October 2013 Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting,  texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms.  #goodluckwiththat. The recommendations are bound to prompt  eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says  parents need to…

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‘Gay’ Quota for Labour

NZ Herald 29 October 2013 The Labour Party conference in Christchurch this weekend looks set to approve a remit that will require its list to “fairly represent” gays and lesbians among candidates. At present, the constitution says there shall be…

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Daughter’s words motivate mum to get off benefits

Stuff.co 26 October 2013 A 9-year-old’s comment about how “cool” it was to be on a benefit has changed a Huntly woman’s life. Until six months ago, Judy Wilson was one of about 80,000 sole parents in New Zealand receiving…

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Blind woman killed by lethal injection

DailyMail 8 October 2013 Medics have killed a woman by lethal  injection because she could not cope with becoming blind. In one of the first cases of euthanasia for a  disability, the 70-year-old was deemed by doctors to be ‘suffering …

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Free morning-after pill would be a ‘folly’

Newstalk ZB 24 October 2013 A programme that would make the morning-after pill free to young kiwi women is being labelled a ‘folly’. PHARMAC is working on a scheme that could see girls as young as 12 able to access…

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