Month: October 2014

Hyatt Hotel defends booking for marriage advocates (Aust)

Sydney Morning Herald 21 October 2014 Canberra’s Hyatt Hotel says it supports gay and lesbian equality, amid growing criticism of a conference organised by controversial anti-gay marriage campaigners the Australian Christian Lobby. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has come under pressure…

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Swedish feminists condemn surrogacy

BioEdge 18 October 2014 Swedish feminists have issued a policy paper condemning commercial surrogacy and calling upon their government to ban the practice. The Swedish Women’s Lobby (Sveriges Kvinnolobby) argues that surrogacy is a health risk and violates poor women’s…

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‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

LifeSiteNews 17 October 2014 A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Søbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of…

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Parental Rights regarding “Mindfulness”

We’ve been contacted by a number of parents concerned about a new programme called ‘Mindfulness’ which is being trialled in a number of schools around NZ. You can read more about the concerns expressed about the programme HERE (Investigate) and…

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Lack of older teen support criticised

Radio NZ News 17 October 2014 A Coroner says Child Youth and Family should not cut troubled teenagers adrift when they turn 17. Ian Smith made the comments while investigating the death of Jack Lindsay, who died in 2012 when…

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Racial connotations over black sheep prompts changes to Baa Baa Black Sheep at Victorian kinders

Herald Sun 17 October 2014 Staff at childcare centres in the south-eastern suburbs told the Herald Sun the lyric was being changed to reflect a multicultural community. Kindergarten teachers have told the Herald Sun a centre in Melbourne’s east had…

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John Grisham child porn argument ‘wrong’

Stuff co.nz 16 October 2014 Bestselling author John Grisham’s argument in defence of people who watch child pornography is wrong, a New Zealand child protection group says. In a discussion about the United States justice system and prison overcrowding, the best-selling legal novelist…

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