Month: June 2012

Going against the tide on civil unions etc

Gays face surrogacy ban as LNP pushes civil union changes Brisbane Times 22 June 2012 The Queensland government will ban single people and same-sex couples from having a child through surrogacy, in a bombshell move announced during a fiery overnight…


Corruption rife in pokie trusts system

NZ Herald 30 June 2012 The former boss of the industry association representing pokie trusts says the system is corrupt and needs total reform. Former Community Gaming Association executive director Francis Wevers said the incentives to take advantage were too…


Smacking law’s really helping – Not!

Sunday Star Times 1 July 2012 New Zealand’s child abuse record is brutally laid bare in one of the most comprehensive releases of Government data on the nation’s bruised and broken children. There are 22,000 substantiated child abuse cases each…