Month: March 2012

Consequence of fooling with definitions II

Yahoo Shine 16 March 2012 Here comes the single bride. Last week, Nadine Schweigert married herself in a symbolic wedding ceremony. The 36-year-old divorced mom of three wore blue satin and clutched a bouquet of white roses as she walked…

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Consequence of fooling with definitions

UK same-sex reforms see ‘husband & wife’ removed from official forms Daily Mail 16 March 2012 Reforms to allow same-sex marriage in the UK will see the words husband and wife removed from official forms. Tax and benefits guidance and…

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Social Workers Support Call for CYF Complaints Authority

Media Release 16 March 2012 Family First NZ is welcoming calls by the Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers to have an independent complaints process for social workers. The call is contained in their submission to the government on the…

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Girl at nude bike ride angers

Bay of Plenty Times 15 March 2012 A mother’s choice to let her 8-year-old daughter take part in a naked beach bike ride has been labelled “tantamount to abuse” by an organisation that prevents the sexual exploitation of children. The…

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What are we doing for leisure? We’re online

NZ Herald 15 March 2012 New Zealanders are doing less of just about every leisure activity other than sitting at a computer. A “state of the nation” report issued today by pollsters Roy Morgan says 83 per cent of us…

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Progress on protecting families from child sex abusers

Yesterday, we called on the government to honour a pre-election pledge to introduce civil detention orders whereby the court would order offenders to a civil detention centre where they would remain until the Parole Board deemed them no longer a…

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Sensible words from a mum!

Otago Daily Times 14 March 2012 Government attempts to take over the roles of family and genuine community are doomed to failure, writes Tani Newton, of Oamaru. There’s a quote I’ve heard several times recently: “Don’t keep doing the same…

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