Month: August 2015

Focus on Suicide In Euthanasia Review Welcomed

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is welcoming the broad inquiry into voluntary euthanasia to be carried out by Parliament’s Health Committee. “It makes absolute sense to us to take a broad approach and to place euthanasia within…


Damning report reveals 117 kids abused in CYFS care last year

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OneNewsNow 27 August 2015 Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills released his first State of Care report on Child, Youth and Family (CYFS) this morning, which casts doubt on whether New Zealand’s vulnerable young are any better off with the service.…


Govt changes to parental leave on the way

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3News 26 August 2015 The Government could present changes to paid parental leave, which would include premature, special needs and multiple births, within days, ACT leader David Seymour says. It comes on the day Labour MP Sue Moroney’s Bill to…


Families Call for Parental Notification Laws

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to reflect the concerns and wishes of families and ensure that young pregnant girls in a crisis situation receive the family support they deserve and need. A petition…


Independent CYF Watchdog No Longer Optional

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Media Release 27 August 2015 Family First NZ is repeating its call for an independent watchdog to monitor the policies, procedures and the resourcing of CYF following the release of the Children’s Commissioner’s report today. “If CYF was a family,…


This biological man wants to be in a women’s prison. The Department of Corrections is right to say NO.

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Hunger strike unless transgender prisoner moved NZ Herald 26 August 2015 The Department of Corrections is defending its position on transgender prisoners, as an advocate group threatens a hunger strike. No Pride in Prisons will begin the strike tomorrow if…


Jarrod Gilbert: Child abuse anger robbing focus from prevention

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NZ Herald 25 August 2015 The small, battered body of Leon Jayet-Cole was brought to Christchurch Hospital. He never left. His injuries suggest he met a violent end. He was 5 years old. Moko Sayviah Rangitoheriri was 3 years old…


Business penalised – because the boss believes in marriage! (US)


Denver pauses Chick-fil-A’s bid, citing their opposition to gay marriage 24 August 2015 The Denver City Council is taking its time deciding whether Chick-fil-A, whose CEO is opposed to gay marriage, should be allowed to open a restaurant in the…


Europe’s sinister expansion of euthanasia

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Washington Post 19 August 2015 If you were a psychiatrist and a chronically depressed patient told you he wanted to die, what would you do? In Belgium, you might prescribe this vulnerable, desperate person a fatal dose of sodium thiopental.…