Month: October 2012

Men Don’t Mother

Witherspoon Institute – Jenet Erickson – 26 Oct 2012 There’s been a strange turn of opinions about fatherhood—at least in recent public debates. Decades of research have now documented the tremendous challenges children face when they grow up without their…

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Renewed Call For Speed Limit Around Schools / Buses

Media Release 29 Oct 2012 Family First NZ is repeating its call for the speed limit to be dropped to 40km/h around all schools – including all rural schools, and for greater awareness of the speed limit when passing buses…

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Another example why gaming trusts need a shake-up

and why we supported the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Bill Hawkes Bay Today 27 Oct 2012 An investigation has found a well-known Hawke’s Bay charity breached the Gambling Act several times by distributing $320,357 worth of grants to organisations which…

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The effects of neglect and child abuse

What’s the difference between these two brains? Telegraph (UK) 28 Oct 2012 They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has…

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About Time! Plan to shake up sex industry

Politicians failed. Now councils try to clean up the mess Stuff.co.nz 29 Oct 2012 A plan for a shake up of the commercial sex industry which aims to address issues such as anti-social behaviour and location of sex premises will…

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Ban on School Drug Searches Labelled ‘Dopey’ and Dangerous

Media Release 26 October 2012 Family First NZ is labeling a proposed law change to ban schools from drug testing or searching students for drugs as dopey and dangerous to the welfare of young people, and parents will rightly be…

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Boobs on bikes? Sure. Breastfeeding? Heck no!

Minister supports breastfeeding mother Otago Daily Times 26 Oct 2012 Justice Minister Judith Collins says she cannot think of “anywhere” breast-feeding can be considered “offensive”. She could not comment on Judge Kevin Phillips’ decision to eject a Wanaka woman from…

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