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Switzerland considers repealing incest laws

“Morally repugnant” is certainly an apt description of this proposal by the Green party in Switzerland! The upper house of the Swiss parliament has drafted a law decriminalising sex between consenting family members which must now be considered by the…

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Parents jailed for smacking – Sweden/Canada

In a disturbing trend, countries are starting to jail parents for smacking. They started softly-softly like NZ, but as time progresses, they come under pressure from the UN to strictly enforce the ideologically-flawed UNCROC (UN Conventions on the Rights of…

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Whoops – Govt targets risk of solo parents

From the TV3 website this morning, a classic typo. The government is going to do risk assessments of solo parents! It’s supposed to be “on solo police patrols”

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Families Encouraged To Budget for Christmas

Family First Media Release 12 Dec 2010 Family Family First NZ is encouraging families to set strict spending limits leading up to Christmas Day to avoid high debt and credit card payments, and stress and hardship during the January holidays…

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Stay at home for pimping teens

According to the Christchurch Press, six months at home is the so-called punishment for pimping a 16 year old and a 17 year old homestay student. What a sad state of affairs. And the politicians will argue that the law…

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Parents need to be aware of cyber-bullying

A feature article in the New York Times makes some important points about the risks of young people on Facebook and other social networking sites. While the article doesn’t offer too many solutions (except for more parental supervision) it might…

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An act of arrogance and paranoia

From the NZ Herald this morning Act is the only party which will oppose reforms to electoral finance laws, claiming a $300,000 spending limit restricts concerned citizens to one sixteenth of the amount political parties can spend. Politicians had their…

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