Month: December 2011

Residents’ Action Gets Remuera Brothel Booted Out

Media Release 7 Nov 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming news that the residents in Remuera’s Ascot Ave near the Prime Minister’s residence have succeeded in getting rid of a residential brothel through community pressure.  “It is disappointing that politicians…

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Yep – happens to dads as well

The Age (Aust) 7 Dec 2011 Postnatal depression in men could cause emotional and behavioural problems in their children, according to an Australian study that experts say shows fathers need to be checked for the condition. The study of more…

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Hospitals despair at alcohol toll

Dominion Post 7 Dec 2011 Alcohol abuse is saddling the health system with “entirely avoidable costs” and causing despair among staff who pick up the pieces, Wellington’s health sector leaders say. In an open letter to The Dominion Post, 14 of…

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Progress in child abuse laws

Stuff.co.nz 7 Dec 2011 Child advocates are hailing new laws giving sweeping powers to prosecute all those turning a blind eye to assaults on the very young. The Crimes Amendment Act (No3) becomes law on March 19 and will allow…

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OECD inequality report: how do different countries compare?

Interestingly enough, NZ ranks at the same as the OECD average – behind the UK and US Guardian 5 Dec 2011 Inequality across the world is rising fast, says a new report out today from the OECD which shows it…

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Why Three Strikes will protect families

Here’s yet another example of why we argued for the Three Strikes law in order to protect families NZ Herald 6 Dec 2011 A Tokoroa gunman was a “nut case” with an extensive criminal record and known for his temper…

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Families Are Not a Token Gesture

Media Release 5 Nov 2011 Family First NZ says that the Families Commission should either be strengthened and fine-tuned to produce research and advocacy which reflects the concerns of families, or it should be totally scrapped along with the Children’s…

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More examples of abusers closing ranks

Sound familiar? From the Taranaki Daily News Police say they were left with “no real option” other than to shelve a case against a man accused of child abuse. The South Taranaki farmer walked free from court last month after…

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