Month: September 2012

Rodney Hide: Poverty claims show welfare system failure

NZ Herald 23 Sep 2012 “Child poverty’s terrible! Kids hungry! It’s getting worse! “270,000 poor kids. And government? Doing nothing!” But hang on. All kids are poor. Children typically don’t own much beyond a few toys. That’s true in poor…

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Yet more tragedy from decriminalising prostitution

Help needed in city prostitution hotspot NZ Herald 23 Sep 2012 An intermediate school pupil selling himself for sex and a boarding house allegedly playing host to hookers have the residents of a notorious prostitution hotspot in Auckland city pleading…

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Why didn’t Stuff.co.nz report the Oz vote on marriage?

Here’s Stuff’s list of Australian stories from the past week. What significant Australian story is missing?? Asylum seekers flown home Eighteen asylum seekers have been sent home after refusing to be transferred to Australia’s offshore processing centre on Nauru. Trial over…

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Jim Hopkins: Sign of the times or time to redesign marriage

NZ Herald 31 Aug 2012 Fear not, Your Majesty. It’s taken a while – 842 years, to be precise – but they’ve done it for you. Got rid of themselves, it would seem, with nary a murmur of dissent. “We…

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Owen Glenn responds to our call!

Owen Glenn launches violence inquiry 3 News 22 Sep 2012 Wealthy philanthropist Owen Glenn, frustrated at a lack of political action on growing domestic violence and child abuse, is funding an independent inquiry. Mr Glenn said that while the Government…

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Regrets? If you’re a parent, you’ll have a few

Sydney Morning Herald 21 Sep 2012 Do you find yourself looking at your children and feeling a tinge of sadness that you didn’t make more of the time you had together while they were still young? You’re not alone. The…

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Consequences of redefining marriage II

Gay couple sue bed and breakfast owner over room refusal (UK) Independent (UK) 17 Sep 2012 A gay couple today sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation after she refused to let them stay in a double room because…

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Consequences of redefining marriage

Israeli gay couple awarded $25000 after being turned away from wedding hall Haaretz.com 12 Sep 2012 The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ordered the owners of an Israeli reception hall to pay damages to a lesbian couple after refusing to host their…

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Why everyone’s moving to Oz!

Australia MPs defeat gay marriage bill NZ Herald 19 Sep 2012 A Labor MP’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage has been overwhemingly defeated in the House of Representatives.   The result of the vote was 42-98.   Prime Minister Julia Gillard and…

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