Month: August 2011

Make it Family Friendly, Telecom

Media Release 18 August 2011 Family First is welcoming Telecom’s decision to cancel its rugby world cup campaign. “The campaign was always destined to fail because it was corny and not family-friendly,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First…

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The alcohol industry don’t want health warning labels

Family First, as part of our submission on the Alcohol Reform laws, called for public health warning on alcohol products. We said 1.1               Family First is proposing health warnings to be placed on alcohol and within alcohol advertising, in the effective…

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Family First Midweek Update 16 August 2011

1.School Breakfast Clubs ‘Feed The Problem’  Family First Media Release Aug 11, 2011 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for more government funding for school breakfast clubs, warning that this will simply exacerbate the problem and ignore the underlying causes. “A…

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Salient on Same-Sex Marriage

Salient, the student magazine of Victoria University has done a feature on same-sex marriage “Going to the Chapel” It’s reasonably balanced although, as with their article on same-sex adoption, it includes a number of commentators who support the notion, but…

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Drugs out, assaults and violence we’ll put up with

The only reason suspensions are decreasing are because schools are being told by the Ministry of Education not to suspend kids. Drugs is the only ‘serious’ infringement left – but for how long. Schools fall to drugs Dominion Post 13/08/2011…

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English Riots – Hitting the nail on the head

Melanie Phillips writes a super article in the Daily Mail entitled “Britain’s liberal intelligentsia has smashed virtually every social value” So now the chickens have well and truly come home terrifyingly to roost. The violent anarchy that has taken hold…

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