Month: August 2016

Mike Yardley: Legalising cannabis ‘not in the public interest’

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Stuff co.nz 22 August 2016 Family First Comment: A superb read. “The NZ Drug Foundation has steadily become a strident proponent for law reform, to the point that they now sound more like glorified pushers, campaigning for “the removal of…

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US detective advises NO on cannabis law reform in NZ

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Top US detective Keith Graves on what NZ can learn from US history of cannabis decriminalisation Stuff co.nz 22 August 2016 Family First Comment: Well summed up from someone who knows (and speaks) the truth. “If you keep possession of…

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PM Under Pressure to Allow Easter Conscience Vote

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Media Release 22 August 2016 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister has received hundreds of emails from families over the past 18 hours asking for the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading. “If a…

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Easter Trading Should Be Free Vote For National MPs

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Media Release August 2016 Family First NZ is challenging the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading, and says that if it was allowed, and based on the previous voting record of individual MPs on this issue,…

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Homeless die 20 years younger – study

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NewsHub 20 August 2016 Family First Comment: “The findings also showed people who excessively smoke cannabis die earlier than those addicted to alcohol or tobacco.” A new study shows homeless people die 20 years earlier than those living in a…

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‘Govt cowardly on euthanasia’? No – not yet.

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Lecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this week Stuff co.nz 20th August 2016 On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by…

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