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Vote Compass: 51% against legalising marijuana

OneNews 4 September 2014 New Zealand has some of the highest cannabis consumption rates in the world yet the majority of people surveyed by Vote Compass say they don’t want marijuana legalised.   According to the United Nations, New Zealand has the…

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Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

Reuters 1 September 2014 Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences,…

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Doctors warn on euthanasia

The West Australian 1 September 2014 WA palliative care specialists are urging Federal MPs to reject the legalisation of euthanasia, warning doctors do not want to be put in the position of having to end patients’ lives. They have told…

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Ewen McQueen: Cinderella effect can’t be ignored

NZ Herald 2 September 2014 In the Weekend Herald last Saturday, psychologist Nigel Latta summed up the 10 things he had learned from presenting his television series on social problems in New Zealand. Number five was the statement: “People who…

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Cool heads are needed on the abortion-breast cancer link

MercatorNet 27 August 2014 A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month in Australia when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of…

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The Colorado Marijuana Industry: Growing Like a Weed

Focus on the Family August 2014 As more states look at loosening laws on the sale and use of marijuana, Colorado is offering a disturbing preview of what may be in store for them. Colorado OK’d the use of medical…

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Analysis of Three Strikes so far

Sensible Sentencing Trust August 2014 Having endured numerous cases of heinous crimes committed by repeat offenders, New Zealanders increasingly expressed a desire for tough sentencing laws for repeat violent and sexual offenders. SST worked tirelessly for the introduction of a…

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7 Reasons Why the Current Marriage Debate Is Nothing Like the Debate on Interracial Marriage

Daily Signal 27 August 2014 Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of…

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