Month: May 2018

PM won’t commit to law change if marijuana referendum successful

Radio NZ News 24 May 2018 Family First Comment: How ironic! “Green Party co-leader James Shaw said the government should listen to the public if it voted to legalise marijuana. “I mean, there’s not a lot of point holding a…

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All the ways marijuana can hurt your health

New York Post 22 May 2018 Over the past six years, nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana for recreational use. By year’s end, four more are set to make smoking a joint as innocent as drinking a glass…

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Govt Shouldn’t Waste Taxpayer Money On Non-Binding ‘Opinion Polls’

Media Release 24 May 2018 Family First NZ says that until referendums are binding on the government, taxpayer funding should not be wasted on glorified opinion polls costing $10 – $15m each. “The anti-smacking referendum – which resulted in an…

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Govt Right To Be Nervous About Dope Vote

Media Release 23 May 2018 Family First NZ says that the Government is right to be nervous about the fallout from a referendum on marijuana legalisation for recreational use, and the possible effect on their voter support. “Labour are looking…

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Three Strikes Law Is About The Public, Not Offender

Media Release 22 May 2018 Family First NZ is slamming a decision to bypass the effect of the Three Strikes Law, labeling it as flawed and dangerous. Dylyn Davis brutally attacked and murdered his partner before leaving her to die…

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Govt Pushes Abortion Over Weightier Law Commission Issues

Media Release 22 May 2018 Family First NZ is questioning why the government is pushing the Law Commission to consider abortion laws over far weightier issues of property relationships, trust law reforms and the use of DNA in criminal investigations.…

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Palliative care experts say euthanasia goes against core belief that death and dying are ‘natural part of life’

NZ Herald 19 May 2018 Family First Comment: “We don’t talk enough about dying and we need to change that. We think it would help if people knew a bit more about the actual process of dying and what to…

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Study finds alcohol labelling `highly deficient’

Otago Daily Times 22 May 2018 Family First Comment: It does make you wonder why governments won’t regulate for this, and why the alcohol industry is so opposed to it. Who’s REALLY in control?! “Regulated mandatory labelling was seen elsewhere,…

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Deadline for End of Life Choice bill extended due to interest

NewsTalk ZB 21 May 2018 Family First Comment: Not written submissions – but oral submissions. 3,500 requests to do an oral submission 😊 www.protect.org.nz A deadline for an assisted dying law change has been pushed back again because of a…

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