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MP’s should at LEAST debate pokie harm

The politicians should AT LEAST send this bill to a select committee. The issue of problem gambling and its harm to families needs to be faced and debated. The government is continuing with their ‘head in the sand’ approach on this…

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Liberalised Booze Laws Must be Reversed

Media Release 8 November 2010 Family First NZ says that the government’s response to alcohol laws to be introduced in parliament tomorrow will have little effect on our binge drinking culture and as a result the problems of domestic violence,…

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Ban booze ads near kids, urge health groups

The Age (Australia) November 7, 2010 Public health campaigners in Australia are calling for bottle shop exclusion zones around schools and a ban on alcohol advertising on public transport to prevent children from being bombarded with ”insidious” alcohol marketing. The…

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Study shows the things mums lie about

The Advertiser (Aust) November 08, 2010  Sleep is the No. 1 topic about which Australian mums lie to each other, with whoppers also told about nits, bed times, sickness, yelling and kids milestones, experts say. A News Limited survey of mothers…

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Parents ‘can stop obesity’

According to the Herald Sun article, parents who cave in to their child’s “fussy eating” demands contribute to weight problems, with some mothers cooking up to three different family meals for dinner. While children have always been selective in what foods…

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