Month: September 2013

Protection orders would ‘catch innocents’

Stuff.co 23 Sept 2013 Tough new restrictions to keep possible abusers away from children  will “inevitably” sweep up people who will not abuse any children, the  Ministry of Justice says. In advice to the Government, the ministry estimates that only…

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Very Disturbing Story

Parents regain custody of child Otago Daily Times 20 Sept 2013 A former Dunedin couple have regained custody of their daughter after two years, following a High Court decision overturning a care and protection order. Justice Graham Panckhurst has ruled it was…

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BIG DEMAND, NOT! Just over 40 NZ ‘marriages’

Foreign couples leap at chance for same-sex vows Stuff.co 20 Sept 2013 It might not be the flood of bookings some may have expected, but gay and lesbian couples are taking New Zealand up on its offer to legally bind them…

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When toilets become the focus of political correctness and confusion

Transgender toilet suit sparks school review The Australian 18 Sept 2013 A THREATENED anti-discrimination lawsuit by a parent of a transgender child has opened the door to Queensland schools introducing unisex toilets, change rooms and sports teams. State Education Minister…

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Protecting Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

Ryan Anderson – Heritage.org 19 Sep 2013 Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives that would prevent the federal government from discriminating against citizens and organizations who believe that marriage is the union of a man and…

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Euthanasia advocate takes CREDIT for higher elderly suicide rate

LifeSiteNews 18 Sept 2013 Top euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has taken partial credit for the increase in the suicide rate among elderly men in New Zealand that was revealed in recently released statistics. According to the new statistics, the average…

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District ponders bylaw swearing, spitting ban

Stuff.co 19 Sept 2013 Foul language and spitting could be banned from central Hastings in an effort to discourage anti-social behaviour. Retailers at a public meeting last night spoke of young people brawling in the streets and intimidating the public.…

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Shock Horror! It works!

  Zero-alcohol limit working Stuff.co 17 Sept 2013 Safe driving advocates say the zero-alcohol restriction imposed on drivers under 20 has forced a culture change and drawn a clear line in the sand about alcohol consumption. New figures released to…

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Happy 1st birthday! Now it’s time to leave the nest

MercatorNet 17 Sep 2013 ….Daycare for young children is taken for granted in Sweden. Children are generally between 13 and 18 months old when they start. To put your child in daycare at two years old is universally considered late…

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Bill to ‘crack down on unscrupulous lenders’

OneNews 17 Sept 2013 A Bill to strengthen protections for borrowers and make wide-ranging changes to consumer credit and repossession laws passed its first reading in Parliament today. Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss says the Credit Contracts and Financial Services…

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