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Shock Horror! It works!

  Zero-alcohol limit working Stuff.co 17 Sept 2013 Safe driving advocates say the zero-alcohol restriction imposed on drivers under 20 has forced a culture change and drawn a clear line in the sand about alcohol consumption. New figures released to…

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Bill to ‘crack down on unscrupulous lenders’

OneNews 17 Sept 2013 A Bill to strengthen protections for borrowers and make wide-ranging changes to consumer credit and repossession laws passed its first reading in Parliament today. Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss says the Credit Contracts and Financial Services…

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67% of American doctors oppose the legalisation of physician assisted suicide

LifeSiteNews 16 Sept 2013 An on-line poll of readers of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the majority of American doctors are against physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Based on 5,205 respondents from 72 countries, the poll showed that 67% of…

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Voters cool on same-sex unions

The Australian 14 Sept 2013 Same-sex marriage was a low priority for most Australians when voting last Saturday, with jobs, healthcare, education and border security clearly the top issues. Same-sex marriage ranked ninth overall as an issue of importance, with…

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Sad reality behind Pretty Woman tale

smh.com 12 Sept 2013 Prostitution is destroying relationships, writes Louise O’Neale*. I left my partner a few months ago. He’s having an affair. Emails between them talk of love and being together forever. He’s bought her flowers, a ring, a…

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Kids’ voices ‘absent in CYF complaints’

Stuff.co 13 Sept 2013 Child, Youth and Family has been criticised for not listening to children, with a review calling for stronger scrutiny of the organisation. Former police commissioner Howard Broad says in his review that the independent Office of…

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Let kids play, says group wanting to raise school age

NZ Herald 13 Sept 2013 Formal schooling in Britain should be delayed until the age of 6 or 7 because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns. Traditional lessons should be…

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Bed sharing should be considered child abuse – coroner

NZ Herald 12 Sept 2013 A coroner says the practice of parents sleeping in the same bed as their babies should be considered a form of child abuse following another infant death. A coroner’s finding released today into the death…

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Plan to fine drunks in Wellington makes progress

OneNews 12 Sept 2013 A decision whether to make public drunkeness in Wellington, including Courtenay Place, an offence will now go to a full council vote. The idea is one of a raft of proposals to deal with problem drinking…

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ACC reveals wedding injury tally

3 News 12 Sept 2013 If you like it, maybe you shouldn’t put a ring on it. Just-released figures from ACC reveal there were about 600  claims between 2010 and 2012 for wedding-related injuries. Perhaps those single ladies have the…

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