Month: May 2018

Illegal sex workers access million-dollar taxpayer-funded health programme

NZ Herald 31 May 2018 Family First Comment: New Zealand legislation specifically excludes migrants holding temporary visas from being able to lawfully work in the sex industry. “It is disturbing that both the ministry and NZPC are knowingly aiding illegal…

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When is a life a life? That’s what abortion comes down to

Stuff co.nz 30 May 2018 Family First Comment: Well presented argument.. “It’s strange, but when a woman wants to have a baby, the moment she finds out she is pregnant she often sees that embryo inside her as a life,…

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Three Strikes Law Protects Public, Warns Violent Offenders

Media Release 31 May 2018 Family First NZ says that the government will send a message that we’re not serious about the “It’s Not OK” zero-tolerance message on family violence if it scraps the Three Strikes law. “The law appears…

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To anyone hoping for impartial coverage of the abortion debate, these are not promising signs

Karl du Fresne 28 May 2018 Family First Comment: Some refreshing commentary on the media bias in NZ – in this case, Radio NZ! “On Morning Report…Susie Ferguson questioned Abortion Law Reform New Zealand president Terry Bellamak about the implications…

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Maggie Barry: Dignified death, yes, but check the detail

NZ Herald 27 May 2018 Family First Comment: “I do not want New Zealand to become a country where vulnerable dementia sufferers or disabled people are not valued and become even more susceptible to pressure from society to end their…

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Simon Bridges: Abortion should be rare, safe and legal

NewsHub 28 May 2018 Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges believes there’s no case for change when it comes to abortion law in New Zealand. Mr Bridges told RNZ New Zealand’s abortion law is working well. “I think what…

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Better parental leave call

Otago Daily Times 28 May 2018 Family First Comment: Echoing calls that we have been making…. Better parental leave should be made a priority in New Zealand, because support for children in their early years pays “massive dividends” when they…

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NZ’s Views On Abortion Laws Already Known

Media Release 28 May 2018 Family First NZ says that the views of NZers on our abortion laws have already been expressed, and that there is a clear rejection of the type of extremist abortion law being pushed by groups…

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