Month: June 2011

Juries Protecting Parents From Politicians

Media Release 17 June 2011 Family First NZ says that the anti-smacking law is criminalizing good parents and only the common sense of juries is protecting parents from the actions of politicians.  “A father was acquitted in the Wellington District…

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Doctor’s violence cure: No TV

Finally, somebody has spotted the ‘elephant in the room’. Violent media From the NZ Herald The author of a landmark study of violence against children says the easiest way for parents to do something about it is to turn off violent…

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Divorce rates linked to teen sex

From the Herald Sun (Australia) Women who lose their virginity in their early teens are twice as likely to divorce their partners as those who wait until adulthood. According to a US study, 31 per cent of girls who had…

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Too busy – or too scared?

The Government’s alcohol reforms may not pass before the election, with the select committee considering them deciding it needs more time. Alcohol reform is back in the spotlight since King’s College student David Gaynor, 17, died after being ejected from…

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