Month: May 2012

Marriage and family still matter!

Young spurn wealth for family values (UK) The Telegraph 28 May 2012 The accepted wisdom has long been that young people are obsessed with money and careers. But a new survey suggests the opposite — that they share the same…

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Beware of the polls

US polls on gay marriage not yet reflected in votes 3 News 28 May 2012 Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing in the US, to the point where it’s now a majority viewpoint. Yet in…

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Nothing better to do

NZ Herald 28 May 2012 Two MPs from opposing parties, National’s Nikki Kaye and the Greens’ Kevin Hague, have joined forces to develop a bill that would legalise adoption by gay couples. The National Party’s northern regional conference in Auckland…

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Dad vows to fight Starship slur

Sunday Star Times 27 May 2012 A stay-at-home dad accused of assaulting his baby daughter has been acquitted, again raising concerns about the way staff at Starship hospital’s child protection unit investigate suspected abuse. The Friday before last, two years…

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Good call!!

Bar owners call for public drunkenness laws Dominion Post 26 May 2012 If you’re drunk in public you should be prosecuted or fined, bar owners say. They serve up millions of alcoholic drinks each year, but publicans want drinkers to…

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I’m feeling i-guilty!

NZ Herald 26 May 2012 They call it iGuilt. It’s become an increasingly common sight at Saturday morning sport as parents tap away at their phones, missing little Jimmy’s goal. Some parents don’t even realise what they’re doing while others…

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