Month: June 2011

Longer childcare, less satisfied parents

From the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey — Families, Incomes and Jobs report, released yesterday THE longer children spend in childcare, the less satisfied parents are with work and life, Australia’s biggest study of families has found.…

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Good decision – encouraged but not compulsory

From 3 News The Government wants to ensure every New Zealand child has the chance to be protected against preventable diseases, Health Minister Tony Ryall announced yesterday. The Government has released its response to the Health Select Committee’s recommendations for…

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Govt Should Adopt Own MP’s Loan Shark Bill

Media Release 22 June 2011 Family First NZ is calling on the government to support National MP Sam Lotu-Iiga’s private member’s bill aimed at regulating loan sharks and protecting vulnerable families.  “Vulnerable families are falling victim to exorbitant interest rates…

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“Astroturf” politicians

More sad evidence that the politicians aren’t concerned with grass roots issues like loan sharks and street prostitution From the Manukau Courier A bill giving Auckland Council the power to ban street prostitution in public places like Hunters Corner and…

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Stating the obvious on loan sharks

From the Otago Daily Times A summit to tackle unscrupulous loan sharks has been slammed as a “talk-fest”, with Labour leader Phil Goff saying a law change is needed to stop credit companies preying on vulnerable consumers. Consumer Affairs Minister…

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5/10 for David Cameron

David Cameron compares runaway fathers to drink-drivers David Cameron is launching a full-scale attack on fathers who abandon their families – calling for them to be “stigmatised” by society in the same way as drink-drivers are. The Prime Minister’s intervention –…

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