Month: November 2017

Sex changes often leave people ‘badly damaged’, says expert

NZ Herald 2 November 2017 Family First Comment: Well said, Lord Robert Winston. And congrats to the NZ Herald for being brave and printing this story. Now wait for the backlash from “transactivists” who don’t want the truth spoken, and…

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World Medical Association reiterates strong opposition to physician assisted suicide

World Medical Association 27 October 2017 Family First Comment: When the professionals who would have to implement a proposed law vehemently oppose it, there are serious questions to be asked about the merit of the law. www.rejectassistedsuicide.nz The WMA and…

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Calls for independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki

NZ Herald 2 November 2017 Family First Comment: Com’on new Government. Do the right thing for families.  A Whanganui family’s story about how their 8-week-old-baby was taken from them after a social worker thought she smelled cannabis is sparking national…

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Kevin Spacey Scandal Shows #MeToo is About Male Victims Too

Media Release – National Center on Sexual Exploitation 1 November 2017 Family First Comment: Boys and men who are victims of sexual assault or harassment are equally deserving of justice and healing as the countless female victims of these abuses.…

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Three strikes to be struck out

Otago Daily Times 2 November 2017 The three strikes law is “silly”, doesn’t work, and will be dismantled next year, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. “It’s been on the statute books for eight years now,” Little told the New Zealand…

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Editorial: A dopey idea

The Northland Age 31 October 2017 Family First Comment: Another superb commentary from Peter Jackson (Editor of The Northland Age)… “The best reason for not legalising cannabis was offered to this newspaper some years ago by a teacher at Kaitaia…

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High taxes could drive up marijuana prices and bolster the black market in California, analysis says

Washington Post 30 October 2017 Family First Comment: They argue that legalisation of dope will get rid of the gangs and the black market. Think again! Taxes raise the price. Drug users want it cheap. www.SayNopeToDope.nz High taxes on legal…

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Repealing Three Strikes Bad News For Families

Media Release 1 November 2017 Family First NZ says that the commitment by the Labour government to repeal the Three Strikes law will remove provisions that help ensure the safety and welfare of families from repeat violent offenders. “The best…

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Independent Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Required

Media Release 1 November 2017 Family First NZ is calling for a fully independent Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the new state agency Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF). “The experience of a Whanganui family with their 8-week-old baby has again…

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