Month: January 2018

Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Up In Smoke

Media Release 31 January 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a…

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Bullying students tell of racism in study of how they view the education system

Stuff co.nz 31 January 2018 School children are reporting “consistent” racism in a major report into how students view the education system. “Some teachers are racist,” a student in alternative education told the report Education matters to me: Key insights,…

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E-cigarettes still carry risk of cancer and heart disease, say experts

NewsHub 30 January 2018 Smoke from e-cigarettes damages DNA, and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned. The battery-driven devices, which deliver an instant nicotine “hit” without burning tobacco, have been widely promoted as a…

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The Libertarian Case for Drug Prohibition

The Public Discourse 28 January 2018 Family First Comment: An excellent article….. “Recreational drug use interferes with clear thinking. The very activity is centered around the consumption of an intoxicating substance that impairs one’s cognition. The whole point is to…

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Rejection of Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Welcomed

Media Release 30 January 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming National’s rejection of the Green’s private members bill on medicinal marijuana, and is now calling on NZ First MPs to reject it also. “It makes no sense for two bills…

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MPs to vote on medicinal cannabis bills

Radio NZ News 30 January 2018 MPs will vote this afternoon on the government’s plan to make medicinal cannabis more widely available. But some advocates are worried lawmakers will view the legislation as a “compromise position” rather than voting for…

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Cannabis campaigners say New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world

Stuff co.nz 28 January 2018 Family First Comment: Rest of the world??? Dream on. Couple of countries and states – who are now paying the price, as this article highlights! www.saynopetodope.nz While Labour’s arrangement with the Greens promises a referendum…

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Most dads say they don’t spend enough time with kids

Most dads say they spend too little time with their children; about a quarter live apart from them Pew Research Center 8 January 2018 Family First Comment: There’s only one person who can change this, eh dads! U.S. fathers today…

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Women who identify as men not offered routine NHS breast cancer screening

The Telegraph 14 January 2018 Family First Comment: The lunatics are well and truly in charge of the asylum! “Women who identify as men are not being routinely offered potentially life saving NHS screening for breast and cervical cancer, amid…

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Poll: 56% of Americans Say Abortion ‘Morally Wrong,’ 76% Want Major Restrictions on Abortion

CNS News 18 January 2018 Family First Comment: Similar findings to our research published last weekend. A good trend – but still work to do. #bringingNZbacktolife www.chooselife.nz A new survey shows that while 51% of Americans describe themselves as “pro-choice,”…

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