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California Bathroom Bill Moves Forward

CitizenLink 24 July 2013 California legislators have passed a bill that would force public schools to allow gender-confused youth to choose whether they would like to use the boys or girls restrooms and locker rooms based on their “gender identity.”…

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Grandparent carers forced back to work

Stuff.co 25 July 2013 Grandparents who have spent years raising troubled grandchildren are being told to get back to work, sometimes just months from retirement. Support group Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) says this month’s welfare shakeup has pushed many carers…

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Sports groups fear impact of ‘sinking lid’ on pokies

NZ Herald 25 July 2013 Pokie numbers in pubs and clubs across Auckland will drop under a new unified Super City policy, at least partly offsetting more pokies in the Sky City casino under the controversial convention centre deal. After…

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Scammer tries to cash credits

Stuff.co 25 July 2013 A grocery chain has issued warnings to staff after claims beneficiaries are trying to swap their state-issued food credits for cash. Mother of four Antillea Karaitiana, 28, says she was approached by a stranger in Pak…

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Great decision. Now NZ’s turn?

 BBC News 22 July 2013 Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM announces Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced. In addition, the…

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Are children really better off with gay parents?

TheLeadingEdge 22 July 2013 Yesterday morning the Stuff.co.nz website boldly trumpeted the headline: ‘Children with gay parents ‘happier’ – research‘. I was wondering how long it was going to take the NZ media to start touting the dubious claims of…

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The dangers of smacking may not be true

Slate.com 11 July 2013 Last week, on Facebook, a friend of mine linked to a Yahoo blog post whose title caught my eye: “Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study.” My husband and I have a 14-month-old boy, whom we’ve…

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Hypocrisy 101: Ex-chief Rajen Prasad became Labour List MP #11!

Labour upset at Families Commission ‘cronyism’ 3News 17 July 2013 National MP Amy Adams’ sister has been appointed as the  Families Commissioner, the second direct relative of a Cabinet minister to be  selected for the commission board. Social Development Minister…

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Rising inequality largely a myth

NZ Herald 18 July 2013 The idea that New Zealand has become one of the most unequal societies in the developed world is just not supported by the data. It is a belief that is in some danger of hardening…

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