Month: September 2012

Has a similar survey been done in NZ?

I would imagine a similar result U.S. Distrust in Media Hits New High Gallup Politics 21 Sep 2012 Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the…

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Family violence: Children most at risk from mothers

NZ Herald 25 Sep 2012 Children are far more likely to be killed by their mothers than any other category of offender, a new police review of family violence cases shows. Police have released a review of the circumstances surrounding…

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Some Incovenient Truths in Family Violence Stats

Media Release 25 Sep 2012 Family First NZ says that the Family Violence Death Review just released by the Police reveals a number of inconvenient truths – specifically that children were more often killed by their mothers than any other…

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Well said – even from a lawyer :-)

Marriage bill set to spoil the dream Wanganui Chronicle 20 Sep 2012 So much media stuff just now is about legal matters. We all have opinions and any comment may seem to be political. So be it – if politics…

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Nothing to celebrate – especially when measurements are changed

NZ Herald 25 Sep 2012 Child protection officials believe New Zealand may be finally tackling its child abuse problem after the first drop in substantiated abuse cases for at least eight years. Child, Youth and Family Services has reported a…

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Hee! The precarious life of Cecil the Ram and other stories

Politically incorrect rabbitings by Sun Media owner/editor Brian Rogers The Weekend Sun 7 Sep 2012 What you do in the privacy of your own homes, between consenting adults, is of no concern to the rest of us. Unless it involves…

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Gay Liberal Senator opposes same-sex marriage

Fascinating reading – Same-sex Marriage debate last week in Australian Senate Senator SMITH (Western Australia) (11:27):  I rise to add my views to the debate on the Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012 and its desire to extend the definition…

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Why same-sex marriage has nothing to do with civil rights

Could same-sex marriage cost Obama black vote? WND.com 21 Sep 2012 If Barack Obama is counting on the 96 percent of African-American voters who supported him in 2008 to do the same in November, he has reason to worry. “It…

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Thanks for that. We already knew

Paula Bennett: Not all kids need pre-school NZ Herald 23 Sep 2012 Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says she believes some parents do not need to enrol their children in early childhood education – but concedes her welfare reforms will…

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The cost of family breakdown and lower marriage rates

A third of sole parents live in poverty NZ Newswire Nearly a third of Pasifika children are growing up in poverty in New Zealand and more than 10 per cent of all children are going without the basics, according to…

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