Month: June 2013

Government parenting advice is ‘corrosive and harmful’ – UK report

Telegraph 21 June 2013 Official Government advice telling people how to bring young children up should be torn up because it is “corrosive and harmful” and can damage family life, a new academic report argues. The so-called “positive parenting” approach…

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How the father-daughter bond affects sexual behaviour

Yahoo NZ 21 June 2013 Being daddy’s girl is more that just a special and treasured bond – it could mean girls are less likely to display risky sexual behaviour later in life. According to a new study conducted by…

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Domestic violence not just crime of poor

Selina Trigg – NZ Herald 20 June 2013 On Monday morning, my breakfast was disturbed by the distaste resulting from an image in that morning’s New Zealand Herald of Nigella Lawson, eyes bulging in terror, while the hands of her…

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Gambling trusts know they have had a narrow escape.

Editorial – NZ Herald 21 June 2013 Not many backbench MPs put their name on a bill as effectively as Te Ururoa Flavell has done with his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill. The “Flavell bill”, as it became known, has been…

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Still way too many

Abortions decline for the 5th consecutive year Lifesite News 19 July 2013 The downward trend for induced abortions in New Zealand has continued for the 5th consecutive year and numbers have now have dropped to their lowest since 1995. Figures…

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Russia moves to same-sex adoption ban

Perth Now 21 June 2013 Russian lawmakers have backed a bill that would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France’s vote last month allowing such unions. The bill could ban people in over…

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Oz bill to recognise foreign gay marriage fails

AAP 20 June 2013 Efforts to change Australia’s marriage laws to recognise gay couples who tie the knot overseas have been shot down in parliament. The Australian Greens had moved a private bill to amend the Marriage Act, so that…

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Former Exodus Leaders: Change is Still Possible

Citizen Link 20 June 2013 Although mainstream news outlets today are highlighting the closure of a Christian ministry dedicated to helping those with unwanted same-sex attractions, the truth is: There are other successful programs out there that are thriving. Exodus…

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South Australia congratulates us on gay marriage – or did they?

According to Newstalk ZB, A motion to formally congratulate the New Zealand Parliament on achieving marriage equality has passed the upper house of the South Australia state Parliament, 11 votes to 10. Yes – that’s right. 11 politicians said well…

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