Month: July 2017

Three-way Colombian gay wedding world’s first

NewsHub 5 July 2017 Family First Comment: And so the push begins – or is that, continues….. “Victor Hugo Prada, Manuel Bermudez and Alejandro Rodriguez will sign a document that states the three of them constitute a family and are…

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Do we really want Portugal’s drug laws?

The Spectator 18 June 2017 Family First Comment: A very interesting analysis that you won’t hear from the Drug Foundation… “The pro-drug lobby likes to quote Portugal at us not because it wants Britain to copy what Portugal has done…

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Gareth Morgan’s TOP wants to raise alcohol purchase age to 20

Stuff co.nz 4 July 2017 Family First Comment: Good policy! Gareth Morgan wants to raise the alcohol age to 20 and increase the price of booze. Morgan released his The Opportunities Party (TOP) policy on alcohol on Tuesday morning. It calls for…

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Website to Help Families Oppose Dope Launched

Media Release 4 July 2017 Family First NZ has launched a new website to inform families about the agenda to liberalise laws around marijuana and other drugs, and to help them speak up in the public debate. SayNopeToDope.org.nz has the latest…

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Many Kiwi parents still consider smacking as acceptable

Stuff co.nz 4 July 2017 Family First Comment: No surprises. You can’t ban something that works. Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says there is no doubt the 2007 “anti-smacking” law change has worked to protect children. His comments come after a report…

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TOP Policy To Raise Drinking Age Applauded

Media Release 4 July 2017 Family First NZ is applauding The Opportunities Party policy on raising the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups,…

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Parents Smack Because It’s Effective & Not Abuse

Media Release 4 July 2017 Family First NZ says it is no surprise that the University of Auckland’s Growing up in New Zealand study has found that mothers – and parents in general – are still using smacking, and that…

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