Month: March 2015

Euthanasia court challenge not in society’s best interests

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MEDIA RELEASE: EUTHANASIA – FREE NEW ZEALAND. Application for a change to New Zealand Law on assisted suicide and euthanasia is not in society’s best interests. “Lecretia Seales is a courageous woman, afflicted with a terrible disease. It is impossible…


Lawyer with brain cancer in legal bid for right to die

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NZ Herald 21 March 2015 A terminally ill woman is mounting a legal challenge seeking the right for a doctor to help her die without criminal prosecution. Lecretia Seales, 41, is dying from brain cancer and believes it’s a “fundamental…


Anxious teens find they can’t cope

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Stuff 21 March 2015 More children are being medicated for mental disorders than ever – with clinicians blaming the stress of being a modern-day teenager. The latest available figures, released to The Dominion Post under the Official Information Act,…


Nature vs. Synthetics: The Dolce and Gabbana Controversy

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Public Discourse 19 March 2015 When a public war of words erupted a few days ago between Sir Elton John and world famous Italian designers Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, a mostly ignored schism within the gay community was suddenly…


Dying with Dignity Lies In Love and Best Palliative Care

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Media Release 21 March 2015 Family First NZ says that the heartbreaking situation that Lecretia Seales faces should not be solved in the courtroom or by a change in law, but through the guarantee of the best palliative care that…


$400 million SkyCity convention centre under threat

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NZ Herald 20 March 2015 The $400 million deal for SkyCity to build a national convention centre in Auckland could be under threat. Parliament will get a chance to overturn the law giving SkyCity concessions in exchange for building a…


FAMILY MATTERS: Gardasil – It’s Vital Parents Make An Informed Decision

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IN THIS EPISODE: Gardasil – It’s Vital Parents Make An Informed Decision The Herald on Sunday screamed with the headline: “White girls don’t have sex” and highlighted the comments of a Massey University researcher who believes that well-off parents –…


Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting

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The Federalist 17 March 2015 Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s. She and my dad were married for a little while. She knew she was gay…


Q&A domestic violence program ignored male victims (Aust)

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Brisbane Times 25 February 2015 While the increased awareness of domestic violence issues is to be welcomed, its manipulation by those with other agendas is an entirely different matter. Monday night’s Q&A programme on the ABC was a case in…