Month: October 2017

Anti-smacking referendum dropped during coalition negotiations

NZ Herald 30 October 2017 Family First Comment: Last week Family First reminded NZ First of its 2014 pledge not to enter a coalition without a pledge to have a referendum on the anti-smacking law. “NZ First campaigned strongly on…

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Families Ignored As Politics Trumps Policy On Smacking Law

Media Release 30 Oct 2017 Family First NZ is calling on NZ First to deliver on their promise of reviewing and fixing the anti-smacking law following comments by the new Minister for Children Tracey Martin who admitted that the law…

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All Politicians Deserve A ‘Day Of Rest’

Media Release 30 October 2017 Family First NZ says that families of politicians should not be disadvantaged because of demands that may be placed on our MPs.  “It appears from comments being made by politicians and political commentators over the…

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Harms of Prostitution Exposed in Stats & Stories

Media Release 30 October 2017 Family First NZ says that a new book called The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth highlights the fact that many sex workers suffer horrific abuse, and these testimonies are backed up by…

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NZ sex workers reveal horrific rape, violence and reality of job

NZ Herald 30 October 2017 Family First Comment: Disturbing… “Despite being decriminalised and regulated since 2003, many New Zealand prostitutes have come forward saying they fear for their safety, revealing horror situations they have found themselves in. Many sex workers…

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South Africa’s anti-smacking law: lessons from New Zealand

BusinessTech 28 October 2017 Family First Comment: Supporting parents in South Africa against an ideologically-flawed smacking ban! Family First NZ, a leading family group in New Zealand, is warning South African families that a smacking ban will do more harm…

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Gender-switch decision: Father loses battle over daughter’s ‘brainwashing’ (Aust)

Daily Telegraph October 2017 Family First Comment: Very disturbing. “The father argued ‘Ryan’ (his daughter who wants to be male) was too young to decide to make “such permanent life-changing decision” and had not been given psychological help. Ryan was…

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Athletics: Abortion still haunts track star

NZ Herald 29 October 2017 Family First Comment: Another powerful article in the NZ Herald on abortion! “The procedure itself is described in her book fleetingly, but unflinchingly. “All of the crying left me so numb that I barely remember…

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Teen sexting: One in five asked to send nude pics

NewsHub 28 October 2017 Family First Comment: Disturbing www.PornInquiry.nz Almost one in five Kiwi teens have been asked for nude, or nearly nude pictures, in the last year. But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and…

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