Month: November 2011

Harmony at home key to beating depression

Herald Sun 26 Nov 2011 Teenagers face a greater risk of developing depression if their parents bicker and show little affection or support for them. Studies by Melbourne University researchers have found that when it comes to predictors for clinical…

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No such thing as “good polygamy”

MercatorNet 25 Nov 2011 Marriage and family advocacy groups have greeted with enthusiasm a Canadian court decision upholding the country’s ban on polygamy, published yesterday. British Columbia Supreme Court Chief Justice, Robert Bauman, has ruled that the government of Canada…

NZ Herald Editorial picked to pieces

The NZ Herald Editorial writer, who remains conveniently anonymous, attacks Family First today. Of course, we never expect favours from the NZ Herald Editorial. They consistently attacked changes to the anti-smacking law, but then when it passed, attacked our attempts…

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Women need own anti-violence ribbon

Yahoo News 24 Nov 2011 It is time for women to now find their own colour ribbon to fight female-on-male domestic violence, says Counsellor, Outcomes Researcher, and former Women’s Refuge Supervisor. “Given the large pool of evidence that now exists…

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Teen parents made to finish school (Aust)

Herald Sun 24 Nov 2011 A trial program will see 4000 teenage parents forced to finish Year 12 or risk having their welfare payments cut off after laws passed parliament yesterday. Senior minister Simon Crean said the programs would give…

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