Month: March 2016

Legalizing Marijuana Not Worth the Costs

Marijuana homeless

CNBC.com 20 April 2010 Family First Comment: Heard the claim that decriminalising drugs will be good for the tax take? This article was written by the former head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration.. “…Legalizing the drug will swell societal…

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Parental leave changes ‘good news for employers’

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NewsHub 31 March 2016 Family First Comment: Good! “It’ll cover CYF home-for-life parents, it’ll cover grandma and granddad who take the primary, permanent responsibility for the care of a child — not grandma and granddad who just look after them…

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Appetite for cannabis decriminalisation limited

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Radio NZ 30 March 2016 Family First Comment: National NO Labour NO NZ First NO Greens YES Oh well – no surprises there :) A quick check of political attitudes indicates Parliament is unlikely to change the laws on recreational…

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Govt changes its tune on drug war

MARIJUANA Teen smoking

NewsTalk ZB 30 March 2016 The government is agreeing with a major study which found a punitive approach to drug offending is doing more harm than good. The joint John Hopkins University-British Medical Journal study noted the ‘War on Drugs’…

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Venue will allow same sex marriages after complaint

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Stuff co.nz 31 March 2016 Earlier this month, a function centre in Lyttleton didn’t allow same sex couples to hire their venue to get married. But now after a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, they’ve changed their ways. Denis…

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Government Must Say Nope To Dope

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Media Release 30 Mar 2016 Family First NZ says that any hint of decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people, and the government should maintain the drug’s illegal…

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Less than half of NZ’ers support decriminalising dope

MARIJUANA Teen smoking

Radio NZ / UMR 30 Mar 2016 The research company, UMR, polled 1750 people between January and February. Of those polled, 72 percent said they would support a medical marijuana regime, with 13 percent opposed and 15 percent not sure.…

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Family search for justice after unborn baby killed in accident

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TV3 Story 29 March 2016 Family First Comment: The inconvenient truth (and shocking lack of legal recognition and protection) of a child that exists but just hasn’t been born yet. Note how the media try to mitigate the real message…

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