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Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: World Health Organisation

Sydney Morning Herald 13 May 2014 Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise. Including drink driving, alcohol-induced…

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Who would have thought?!

Does Watching Sex on Television Influence Teens’ Sexual Activity? Rand.org May 2014 The average American teenager watches three hours of television a day. Typical teen fare contains heavy doses of sexual content, ranging from touching, kissing, jokes, and innuendo to…

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Does marriage equality justify legalised polygamy?

Slate.com 5 May 2014 Americans are accustomed to a marriage debate between traditionalists and egalitarians. The traditionalists say marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The egalitarians say all marriages, gay or straight, should be treated the…

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They must have read our report on raising the drinking age!

Calls for drinking age to be raised to 21 Sydney Morning Herald 12 May 2014 Pressure is mounting for Australian governments to raise the legal drinking age to 21 to protect the health of young people whose brains are still…

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Sex Workers must go (Mike Yardley – Christchurch)

Stuff co.nz 13 May 2014 How crass, how churlish, how crude that at a time when the city is facing a half a billion dollar financial hole over the rebuild, the council is splashing the cash on an open-air brothel…

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Can’t drive, vote, marry – but can do this.

Girl, 13, can make her own decision about termination, says judge The Telegraph 9 May 2014 A High Court judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is capable of making her own decision about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.…

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Sad. Fathers no longer needed.

Single mum hopes ad will help her have second child NZ Herald 12 May 2014 Sperm donors are so in demand there is up to a two-year wait, prompting one woman to fork out thousands of dollars to find one…

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Mother’s despair over CYF action on abuse

Stuff co.nz 11 May 2014 A mother whose children were physically and sexually abused by the man Child Youth and Family had entrusted to look after them has demanded her daughter be returned to her custody, saying she has no faith…

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Support for means testing of parental leave

Stuff co.nz 11 May 2014 A group of high-powered New Zealand women, some of them mothers, say paid parental leave should be means-tested to give more assistance to poorer families. The idea of means-testing paid parental leave was floated last…

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Acquitted carers still labelled ‘abusers’

NZ Herald 10 May 2014 Two former Child, Youth and Family caregivers acquitted of assaulting boys in their care say they hold no grudges but are disappointed CYF still labels them as abusers. Auckland couple Andrew John Hemara, 55, and…

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