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TV Watchdog Fails Families, No Longer Fit For Purpose

Media Release 5 April 2018 In a stunning admission, the Broadcasting Standards Authority have said that they “do not have a general supervisory role”, and have endorsed a programme with an “unusually large volume of complaints” and which had a…

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NOPE! Govt asked to widen marijuana bill

Government asked to widen marijuana bill by New Zealand Drug Foundation Stuff co.nz 5 April 2018 Family First Comment: Yes we should heed the warnings of pharmacists and medical professionals – well before the agenda of Helen Clark and the…

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Ministry of Health wants more research into impact of pornography

TVNZ One News 30 March 2018 Family First Comment: The Ministry of Health supports our call for an Inquiry into the health harms of pornography… “It’s estimated that 80 percent of online porn content is sexually violent, which creates mixed…

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Why we decided to have a baby with Down syndrome

NZ Herald 24 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Like many parents of children with Down syndrome, McDonald is concerned about the way the diagnosis is presented to families. “I don’t have anything to say against testing because it prepared me…

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Few Kiwi dads taking paid parental leave for fatherhood

NZ Herald 27 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Family First have been calling on the Government for years to support two weeks of paid “father leave”. This would ideally rise to four weeks, director Bob McCoskrie explained. “The support is…

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School restraint rules ‘undermine adult authority’ – Family First

NZ Herald 26 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Family First director Bob McCoskrie said the rules had “expelled common sense” from the classroom. “Combined with the ‘chilling’ effect of the anti-smacking law, this is all having the adverse effect of…

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Shocking report: Elderly restrained in chairs all day at rest homes

NewsTalk ZB 26 March 2018 Family First Comment: “It follows warnings from the Human Rights Commission about the large number of older Kiwis in facilities where “lived experience is being locked within a building with no exit”.” Add euthanasia (and…

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