Month: July 2015

Polygamy the next challenge in court – as predicted

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Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives  The Independent 2 July 2015 Nathan Collier said he was inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision that made marriage equal. He said he was…


Suicide toll reaches highest rate since records kept

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Stuff 3 July 2015 The provisional suicide toll has risen to its highest figure since the coroner’s office started releasing the statistics. From the year June 2014- May 2015, 569 people died by suicide or suspected suicide. Last year…


Family advocacy can be political and charitable, rules New Zealand judge

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MercatorNet 1 July 2015 A New Zealand organisation promoting the natural family has won a decision from the country’s High Court that its political activities do not necessarily disqualify it as a charity. Justice Collins ruled that Family First NZ’s…


Human Rights – but only if they’re politically correct

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The Human Rights Commission is beside itself because we have sent the Gender report to all schools. This is a report that contains international research and statements made by leading doctors and psychiatrists in this field. It warns of the…


Court rules Family First is a charity


NZ Herald 1 July 2015 A charities lawyer says charities can now speak out on political issues without fear after a landmark High Court judgment overturning the deregistration of the lobby group Family First. Sue Barker of Wellington law firm…


Family First slams free contraceptive idea


Radio NZ News 1 July 2015 Otago University researchers want contraception to be freely available to teenagers before they become sexually active. The health lecturers said it should be up to the girls to opt out if they did not…


Charities that can breathe a little easier today

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Current registered charities who also do political advocacy : Child Poverty Action Group CC25387 Amnesty International New Zealand Inc CC35331 Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.) CC40428 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa CC45333 ASH New Zealand Incorporated CC31354 NZ Drug Foundation…


Family First Wins Appeal Against Deregistration

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Media Release 1 July 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming a decision in the Wellington High Court to allow its appeal against deregistration by the Charities Board. Justice Collins has directed the Charities Board to reconsider its decision to deregister…