Month: March 2017

How Iceland Got Teens to Say No to Drugs


The Atlantic 19 January 2017 Family First Comment: This is a fascinating read – yet the solutions seem so obvious “Their analysis revealed clear differences between the lives of kids who took up drinking, smoking and other drugs, and those…


Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts, and the Trump Administration Should Do

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The Heritage Foundation 23 March 2017 Key Takeaways 1 Federal agencies have tried to force schools to grant access to sex-specific intimate facilities based on self-declared gender identity instead of biological sex. 2 Students, particularly women and girls, have valid…


15 examples of female athletes crushed by women who were men

transgender weightlifter 27 March 2017 Transgenders dominate in weightlifting, track, wrestling, football, basketball, mixed martial arts You’ve heard the expression, “Boys will be boys.” But what happens when a brawny boy wants to be one of the girls – fiercely competing with females…


Govt looks to prioritise palliative care

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NewsTalk ZB 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: This is great. A positive response promoting real care and dignity, rather than the Green/Labour/ACT push for assisted suicide. #rejectassistedsuicide The Government’s making assurances palliative care is one of its health priorities.…


Oranga Tamariki Can’t Fix The Real Issue

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Media Release 31 March 2017 Family First NZ says that the renaming and restructuring of Child, Youth and Family to a new Ministry for Vulnerable Children is simply an exercise in ‘rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic’, and that there…


Researcher worried law change could result in children being attracted to ”vaping”


Vaping law praised, criticised Otago Daily Times 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: “Allowing e-cigarettes to be sold in dairies, service stations and supermarkets would make them too freely available. Instead, sales should be restricted to specialist stores and pharmacies…


15,000 Signatures & Counting For Inquiry On Porn

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Media Release 30 March 2017 The petition calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography has reached 15,000 signatures in just over six weeks with the cut-off date next week. The petition is to…


Most kids have no screen-time limits – CensusAtSchool

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University of Auckland 15 March 2017 Family First Comment: Disturbing lack of supervision by parents… “Eight in 10 teens and six in 10 primary school children say there are no limits on their screen time out of school – whether…


In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

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Brookings 27 March 2017 Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born to cohabiting couples are about…


‘Joke’ toy store toilet door decal horrifies customer

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NewsHub 29 March 2017 Family First Comment: Unfortunately this ‘joke’ image is going to become a reality as flawed gender ideology is shoved at businesses and schools. It’s already happening. A woman in Palmerston North was “horrified” after using…