Month: March 2018

“More Extreme, Deviant & Violent” Porn – Health Ministry

Media Release 30 March 2018 The Ministry of Health, in its submission to the Select Committee which is considering a 22,334-written petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography, says that…

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Why we decided to have a baby with Down syndrome

NZ Herald 24 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Like many parents of children with Down syndrome, McDonald is concerned about the way the diagnosis is presented to families. “I don’t have anything to say against testing because it prepared me…

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Few Kiwi dads taking paid parental leave for fatherhood

NZ Herald 27 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Family First have been calling on the Government for years to support two weeks of paid “father leave”. This would ideally rise to four weeks, director Bob McCoskrie explained. “The support is…

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School restraint rules ‘undermine adult authority’ – Family First

NZ Herald 26 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Family First director Bob McCoskrie said the rules had “expelled common sense” from the classroom. “Combined with the ‘chilling’ effect of the anti-smacking law, this is all having the adverse effect of…

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Physical Restraint Rules Remove Common Sense & Safety

Media Release 26 March 2018 Family First NZ says that school staff are wasting hours of valuable time having to complete documentation on the physical restraint of disruptive and unruly students in primary schools. Official documents from the Ministry of…

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Shocking report: Elderly restrained in chairs all day at rest homes

NewsTalk ZB 26 March 2018 Family First Comment: “It follows warnings from the Human Rights Commission about the large number of older Kiwis in facilities where “lived experience is being locked within a building with no exit”.” Add euthanasia (and…

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Record submissions for euthanasia bill

NewsTalk ZB 24 March 2018 Family First Comment: Superb response. Thank you to the 1,000’s of Family First supporters who submitted! Many people are having their say about the End of Life Choice Bill. The Justice Committee had already processed…

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Utah governor signs law legalizing ‘free-range parenting’

Deseret News 17 March 2018 Family First Comment: “Utah lawmakers said they were prompted to pass the law after seeing other states where parents had been investigated and in some cases had their children temporarily removed when people reported seeing…

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Helen Clark backs festival drug-testing and injecting rooms

NZ Herald 22 March 2018 Family First Comment: Backs “injecting rooms”!!!!?? And apparently this is a “health” approach. Shocking. www.saynopetodope.nz Former prime minister Helen Clark is backing injecting rooms and testing at festivals to prevent drug deaths. “I am of…

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