Month: May 2016

Lindsay Mitchell: Sole Parents and the Link to Child Poverty

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NewsTalk ZB 30 May 2016 A new report has identified a strong link between sole parent families and child poverty. The report author, Lindsay Mitchell helps explain what’s been called the ‘elephant in the room’. LISTEN HERE: Keep up…


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Family First blames child poverty on divorce and single parents NZ Herald 30 May 2016 Parental breakups, not unemployment, are given in a new report as the prime cause of New Zealand’s high rate of child poverty. The report, published…


NEW REPORT – Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure

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Media Release 30 May 2016 A report just released on child poverty and its causes argues that the ‘elephant in the room’ in the debate is family structure which is being constantly ignored, but that it is contributing significantly to…


Why I Blocked All Advertisements for “Me Before You”

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Claiming Clip 27 May 2016 It seems like I can’t be on Facebook or any other form of social media for more than five minutes lately without seeing an advertisement for the upcoming film, “Me Before You”. It is marketed…


UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children

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LifeSiteNews 24 May 2016 Family First Comment: Shocking! “That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a NON-TERMINAL illness or DISABILITY, according to UNICEF Canada’s policy director Marvin Bernstein.” Anything with UN in the title…


Family First applauds west Auckland school’s ball dress code

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Stuff 25 May 2016 Family First has congratulated an Auckland school on setting a dress code for its upcoming school ball, and says students who don’t agree should stay home. National Director Bob McCoskrie said Auckland’s St Dominics School…


Meth-smoking gran sentenced on drugs charges

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Stuff 25 May 2016 Family First Comment: Once again, the link between marijuana and P. A meth-smoking grandmother will be on curfew for four months as a result of her offending. Karen Haupapa previously pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis,…


Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

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Media Release 25 May 2016 Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on…


School Congratulated For Setting Standard For Ball

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Media Release 25 May 2016 Family First NZ is congratulating an Auckland school that has set a dress code for its upcoming school ball, and says that it has every right to expect high standards from its pupils. “St Dominic’s…