Month: November 2013

‘Suspected child abuser’ if you admit you may use a smack?

Concern at move against suspected child abusers Stuff.co.nz 20 November 2013 Plans to clamp down on suspected child abusers will hurt kids and wrongly brand innocent parents, the privacy commissioner says. Commissioner Marie Shroff said the planned child harm prevention…

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NZ palliative care specialists reject euthanasia

BioEdge 16 November 2013 Palliative care is undermined by euthanasia and assisted suicide, according to many palliative care organisations. In Australia, where end-of-life issues are hotly debated, the peak palliative care body has joined the chorus of opposition. The Australia and…

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Why does the left want prostitution to be ‘a job like any other’?

Feminist Current 7 November 2013 …when our work is to normalize the industry rather than to provide exiting programs, social safety nets, public education programs, and other options for women who find themselves without a way to support themselves or…

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Google block on child porn: At last!

DailyMail 18 November 2013 Internet search results linked to child abuse are to be blocked across the world in a stunning U-turn by Google. The world’s biggest media firm has agreed to introduce changes which will prevent depraved images and videos from…

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What we’ve been asking for for years!

Call for stronger alcohol warnings NZ Herald 19 November 2013 Strong warning labels should be placed on all beer, wine and spirits as part of a plan to stop pregnant mothers from drinking, MPs say. The parliamentary health committee, in…

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Official plan to health-check mums

NZ Herald 19 November 2013 Making sure pregnant mothers see a doctor within 10 weeks of conception should be a national priority, say MPs working to improve children’s health. A parliamentary committee behind an inquiry into child health and prevention…

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Let’s look at earnings of street prostitutes

Stuff.co.nz 18 November 2013 OPINION:Who apart from a handful of Christchurch al fresco prostitutes wouldn’t champion the pugilistic heroism of a woman accused of assaulting a prostitute she admitting taking a swipe at, after discovering the prostitute and her client…

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Now here’s a good idea from the French

Sex war – France’s new revolution NZHerald 16 November 2013 Sex, politics and morality: Put the three together, and you are sure to end up with a steaming tub of trouble. This is what is happening in France, where plans…

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DPB marks 40 years

Stuff.co.nz 14 November 2013 The DPB turns 40 today, but beneficiary advocates say it’s no cause for celebration. Before the domestic purposes benefit was introduced by Norman Kirk’s Labour Government on November 14, 1973, only widowed solo mothers received income…

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Lady Gaga bus ad causes a stir

3News 13 November 2013 An advertising company is denying it removed an advertisement featuring pop star Lady Gaga from the back of Auckland buses as a result of complaints from Family First. iSite Media says the Universal Music billboard, featuring a sculpture…

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