Month: November 2010

Same-sex marriage hurts kids

The gay marriage debate is being stoked by the Greens throughout Australia. Here’s a superb article written by Dr David van Gend who is a Toowoomba GP and a committee member of the Family Council of Queensland Gays are not second-class…

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Cracks have the final say on brothel!

Cracks may spell end for historic building NZ Herald 18 Nov 2010 An inner city Auckland building destined to be a brothel may instead have to be pulled down after large cracks were found in the walls this afternoon. The…

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Netherlands tackles ‘dopey’ drug policy

From Reuters this morning The Dutch government said it wanted to ban tourists from buying cannabis in “coffee shops”, where hash is on sale legally, as part of a national crackdown on drug use. The Netherlands has one of Europe’s…

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NZ Herald Gets it Right and Wrong on Jury Trials

The NZ Herald Editorial is right today when it says Anybody who has had to wait for criminal justice in New Zealand will welcome most elements of the bill introduced to Parliament this week by Justice Minister Simon Power. It…

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Keep complaining

Record number of broadcasting standards complaints 3 News 17 Nov 2010 Official complaints about New Zealand broadcasters reached record levels in the year to June 2010 – and they could hit new highs next year. The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA)…

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Jury trials ruled out for smacking

This is dangerous for parents. Parents should have a right to choose to be tried by their peers on smacking cases. Juries can apply common sense to the charges and to the law! Jury trials ruled out for smacking NZ…

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Parents Penalised By Losing Right to Jury Trial

Media Release 15 November 2010 Family First NZ says that the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill announced by Justice Minister Simon Power today is well intentioned, will be beneficial for victims of crime, and will bring about justice in…

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NZ Herald Editorial Right on Pokies

The NZ Herald Editorial gets it right and agrees with Family First! It’s time the politicians acknowledged the harm of pokie machines and compulsive gambling and at least sent the private members bill to a select committee for further debate…

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UPDATE: Amazon Withdraws Pedophile Guide

Media Release 11 November 2010 Family First NZ is welcoming Amazon.com’s action of removing a book entitled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure – A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct.”  “Since making a call for kiwi families to boycott Amazon.com,…

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Rebutting the ‘Political Myths’

We’ve been contacted by many people who have told us that when they have spoken to their local MP about the recent Referendum, respecting democracy and the voice of NZ’ers, and the effect of the anti-smacking law on families, the…

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