Month: August 2018

Changing gender on birth certificates “borders on ridiculous”

Debate over right to change gender on birth certificates – ‘Borders on ridiculous’ TVNZ One News 19 August 2018 Family First Comment: “Replacing it instead with a process that makes it easier for the individual to basically say he identifies…

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Leyonhjelm’s assisted suicide bill narrowly defeated in Senate

Sydney Morning Herald 15 August 2018 Family First Comment: Well done Australia. Great news! Now it’s NZ’s turn. www.protect.org.nz A private member’s bill that would have cleared the way for assisted suicide to be legalised across Australia has been defeated.…

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‘In this bill there are no consequences’ – Sir Bill English

TVNZ One News 16 August 2018 Family First Comment: Sir Bill also spoke about youth suicide and the “hypocrisy” the bill could create. “I’ve seen youth suicide upfront. Young people have a nose for adult hypocrisy. How can we say…

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Not naming fathers a “rort”

Media Release 14 August 2018 Lindsay Mitchell – Welfare Commentator  Family First Comment: “Whatever fathers do not pay for their children, someone else will have to.” i.e. us – the taxpayers! MSD Minister Carmel Sepuloni, and Green Party MP Jan…

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Children of religious parents less likely to attempt suicide – study

NewsHub 12 August 2018 Family First Comment: No surprises A study has found that children of religious parents are less likely to attempt suicide. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry journal, studied multiple generations of families at high and low…

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