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New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate highlighted in new report

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TVNZ One News 15 June 2017 Family First Comment: This makes disturbing reading. Mental health HAS to be a priority! New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate has been highlighted in the latest international report on children’s wellbeing. NZ ranked 34th…

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What the latest UNICEF report said about smacking…

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UNICEF has just released the Innocenti Report Card 14. There is a section entitled “Stopping adult violence against children” and contains a graph which shows the results of a survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights that reflects…

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And so it begins: Colombia grants landmark marital union to three “husbands”

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Colombia Reports 12 June 2017 Family First Comment: As predicted…. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted full legitimacy to a marital union between three men, the first such arrangement to be recognized in the South American country, according…

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Alcohol and Drug Court pilot extended

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Newsie.co.nz 13 June 2017 Family First Comment: More proof that low level dope smoking doesn’t result in prison sentences – contrary to claims by the supporters of decriminalising marijuana! “Preliminary analysis suggests the AODT Court reduces the likelihood of reoffending…

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Insurance companies abusing assisted suicide laws (US)

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Washington Times 7 June 2017 Family First Comment: A disturbing read from Tammy Bruce (who I have interviewed previously) “With the passage of assisted-suicide laws, there are new reports that health insurance companies are refusing to cover lifesaving medical care…

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Pokie machines contributing to family violence

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NewsTalk ZB 13 June 2017 Family First Comment: This was one of the concerns we raised when we opposed the SkyCity deal  https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/issues/skycity-pokie-deal/ And when we called for stronger provisions in the Gambling Harm bill https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/issues/gambling-harm/ Both of these issues…

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Elderly most often abused by family

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NewsTalk ZB 13 June 2017 Family First Comment: And euthanasia would only exacerbate this problem! www.rejectassistedsuicide.org.nz It is family members inflicting abuse on vulnerable elderly Kiwis in more than three quarters of cases, a support group says. With World Elder Abuse…

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Belgian euthanasia promoter misleads New Zealand audience about euthanasia practice in Belgium.

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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 29 May 2017 Family First Comment: Disturbing. “Bernheim is a long-time euthanasia promoter who will willingly hide the facts at the altar of death.” www.rejectassistedsuicide.org.nz In November 2013, I debated Dr. Jan Bernheim in Brussels, Belgium concerning…

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