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VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Anti-smacking Law

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A report last year analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law concluded that there was not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that had shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law and that they’ve…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Binding Citizens Initiated Referenda

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If important issues can pass the very high threshold of firstly obtaining almost 300,000 valid signatures from New Zealand citizens, and then win a majority vote after the public debate, Parliament should be bound by the result. Unfortunately, politicians have…


Employee sacked for voting No in Plebiscite (Aust)

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Kids party entertainer ‘let go’ for same-sex marriage view hits back Stuff 21 September 2017 Family First Comment: Incredible. “Tolerance and diversity” – except if we disagree with you. Imagine if it was the opposite happening!  An Australian Christian kids…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Sex Education In Schools

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Parents have been horrified at groups coming in to schools and undermining the role and values of parents with sex education resources targeted at children as young as five which fail to take into account the emotional and physical development…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Gender Identity Ideology In Schools

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Our children are being indoctrinated with the message “Gender refers to how you identify, someone can identify as male, female, in between, both, or neither.” The PPTA has told secondary schools that “Gender identity refers to what a person thinks…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage

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The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he or she understands the role…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marijuana

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Supporters of decriminalisation would have us believe that cannabis is a gentle, harmless substance that gives users little more than a sense of mellow euphoria and hurts no one else. But the cannabis now in circulation is many times more…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide

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One of the main reasons that politicians have rejected previous attempts to decriminalise assisted suicide / euthanasia is that they realised that ‘safeguards’, while sounding good, would not guarantee the protection required for vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed…


VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Abortion

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The good news is that abortions are at the lowest rate since 1990. But some political parties want to ‘decriminalise’ abortion and consequently diminish safeguards that exist for vulnerable women. Decriminalisation will pave the way for late term and partial…