Month: May 2018

Progress on Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Welcomed

Media Release 21 May 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming progress towards a fully independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki. In documents just released by the Ministry of Social Development, they have echoed the concerns previously raised by Family First NZ,…

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Legalising voluntary euthanasia a slippery slope: Geriatrician

NZ Herald 19 May 2018 Family First Comment: “The reason is not because I’m pig-headed or because I don’t have any empathy for those who are in difficult situations. We don’t need it; if you talk to the bulk of…

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Adolescents Who View More Medical Marijuana Advertising Are More Likely to Use Marijuana, Have Positive Views About the Drug

Rand.org 17 May 2018 Family First Comment: This is why we should tread carefully with a regulated market for medicinal marijuana… “Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased marijuana use and related negative…

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Drug Education – An Opportunity for the Inquiry, Not the Drug Foundation

Miles Stratford – Director, MethSolutions 19 May 2018 The recent furore around the health education programme Massey High School has chosen to focus on, albeit with a targeted group of students, highlights the inadequacy of drug education in schools. Children…

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Bob McCoskrie: Royal Wedding Reminds Us Of Importance Of Marriage

Published 18 May 2018 This weekend, an estimated three billion people worldwide will sit in front of their TV or computer screens as they witness one of the most public weddings since 2011 – the marriage of Prince Harry and…

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Paid-partner leave would help close gender pay gap – expert

Radio NZ News 14 May 2018 Instigating paid-partner leave after childbirth would be a “concrete step” in addressing the gender pay gap, the government has been told. Official data shows on average women earn between 9 percent and 16 percent…

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