Month: August 2012

PM’s Euthanasia claim sparks anger

Dominion Post 24 Aug 2012 Angry doctors are appalled at Prime Minister John Key’s claims that euthanasia already happens in hospitals. “We never practise euthanasia; euthanasia is the deliberate ending of life, and is illegal and unethical,” Australian and New…

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Promoting a debate on marriage

Colin Craig – Stuff.co.nz 20 Aug 2012 There are differing views on same-sex marriage and adoption, and I am always promoting a mature and respectful debate. Good leadership requires listening to both sides of the debate and then deciding what…

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Third of Kiwis admit their drinking has harmed them

NZ Herald 24 Aug 2012 One in three New Zealanders have been harmed by their own alcohol drinking, a survey shows. The research found that people most at risk of alcohol-related harm were young Maori men or people living in…

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National MP’s Asked To Stand Strong on Marriage

Media Release 23 August 2012 “Marriage is an institution of the church, I don’t think it is necessary to have that label put on every relationship” Family First NZ is calling on National MP’s to reject Louisa Wall’s private members…

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We need to empower parents to seek help

Fears stop parents with mental health issues seeking help Herald Sun 23 August 2012 Almost half of all parents with a mental illness have failed to seek help because they feared losing custody of their child. Even more – 64 per…

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He still doesn’t understand

With the greatest of respect to the Prime Minister, he completely misses the point of the gay marriage debate In the Dominion Post today, he is quoted as saying “But the way I look at the world now is I…

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They’re desparate to muzzle us

Council web filter blocks marriage site as ‘hate’ Otago Daily Times 23 Aug 2012 An automated web content filter for the Dunedin City Council’s internal network has deemed a Family First New Zealand website on traditional marriage a “hate” site,…

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Why politicians will never solve the problem of child abuse

And we should set up a non-politican independent Royal Commission of Inquiry Child abuse action plan already slammed 3 News 23 Aug 2012 The Government’s “action plan” to tackle child abuse and illness is being described as a rehash of…

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So now he’s a medical expert!

Euthanasia already happening in hospitals – PM Dominion Post 23 Aug 2012 Prime Minister John Key says euthanasia already happens in our hospitals – and if he was terminally ill, he would consider it. Doctors disagreed with him last night,…

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Capitulating to the alcohol industry

Govt backs down on alcopop law changes NZ Herald 23 August 2012 The Government has backed down on plans to restrict the sale and strength of “ready-to-drink” beverages and will let the liquor industry set its own rules for the…

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