Month: May 2014

“This will be a safe site” – Yeah Right

Trial site picked for sex workers Stuff co.nz 10 May 2014 A designated red-light district of about 25 metres by 25 metres will be set up in Christchurch’s Manchester St. Christchurch city councillors Ali Jones and Pauline Cotter are spearheading…

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Parents fundraise $357m for ‘free’ schooling

NZ Herald 10 May 2014 Parents are raising more than $357 million a year in donations and fundraising to support the “free” schooling system. Schools in wealthier neighbourhoods are bringing in an average of $740 a student each year in…

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Euthanasia Report Warns of Elder Abuse & Coercion

Media Release 12 May 2014 A report on the history of the euthanasia debate in New Zealand and an examination of the law and the research evidence overseas warns of the potential for even greater levels of elder abuse if…

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Deceptions of the Drug Trade

Guest Comment by Geoff Fischer “Prohibition doesn’t work”. This claim has been repeated so often that people have come to believe it is true. Yet all the evidence shows that prohibition does work. When a manufacture, trade or use of…

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Labour Party Pushes Controversial “Bathroom Bill”

Media Release 9 May 2014 Family First says that the Labour party through its ‘Rainbow Sector’ is now attempting to push a highly controversial piece of legislation through Parliament in a way that avoids the public debate and focus that…

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CYF caregiver found guilty

Stuff co.nz 8 May 2014 A Northland Child Youth and Family caregiver has been found guilty of sexual and physical assaults against children in his care. In the High Court in Whangarei today, the jury returned 21 guilty verdicts and…

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Call for Official Inquiry Into Child Youth & Family

Media Release 8 May 2014 Family First NZ is calling for an official inquiry in to the policies and procedures of CYF. The call, which accompanies their ongoing call for an independent CYF Complaints Authority, comes as a result of…

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Acquitted in court, still damned by CYF

CYF backs children’s abuse claims Radio NZ News 8 May 2014 The Association for Social Workers is backing the findings of a Child Youth and Family (CYF) investigation into two caregivers who the agency says abused boys in their care.…

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