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Yelling at children as harmful as hitting, new study finds

Washington Times 28 Sept 2013 Spanking has become taboo in many communities, and the favored method of discipline for unruly children across the country has become the time out. However, when children, especially those troublesome toddlers in the “terrible twos”…

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Do violent video games play a role in shootings?

CNN 18 Sept 2013 In the wake of the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday that left 13 dead, we have seen the resurrection of an all-too-familiar debate: Did violent video games make the killer do it?…

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Fears over potential sex tourism in the Pacific

Australian Network News 25 Sept 2013 An international organisation protecting children from sexual exploitation says the Pacific could soon become a major hub for sex trafficking and sex tourism if governments fail to take preventative action. The New Zealand arm…

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Why you never trust the alcohol industry with self regulation

Alcohol industry lags on mandatory pregnancy warning labels Herald Sun 26 Sept 2013 ALCOHOL companies are flouting government guidelines to warn mothers of the dangers of drinking while pregnant. Only 37 per cent of alcohol bottles carry warnings about safe…

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Russians Consider Boosting Divorce Tax

Forbes 24 Sept 2013 In the United States, we’re all familiar with the so-called “marriage penalty” – but what about the divorce tax? Russia is considering upping the tax on splitting up to 30,000 rubles ($941 US) from the current…

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“Sometimes MPs’ thought processes take a swerve in election year” – Labour MP

Voluntary euthanasia bill withdrawn Stuff.co 26 Sept 2013 A bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia has been withdrawn amid fears it would become a political football during election year. Labour MP Maryan Street withdrew her End of Life Choice Bill before…

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Bill targeting loan sharks clears first hurdle

Stuff.co 27 Sept 2013 Legislation targeting unscrupulous money lenders has had its first reading in Parliament and although it has been generally welcomed across the political spectrum, some question the time it has taken to reach this stage. The Credit…

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Prostitutes accosting teens

Stuff.co 27 Sept 2013 Prostitutes are soliciting young teenagers on their way to school in Papatoetoe, three concerned mothers say. Residents are also being subjected to obscene language and human waste or used condoms are often found on footpaths, they…

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Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

Washington Post 26 Sept 2013 Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt. But supporters of same-sex marriage say the…

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Child protection bill passes first hurdle

OneNews 26 Sept 2013 A new bill which would see offenders receive tougher sentences if their crime was committed in front of a child has passed its first reading in Parliament. NZ First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor’s Sentencing (Protection of Children…

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