Month: December 2018

New Zealanders will vote on whether cannabis should be legalised for personal use at 2020 election

TVNZ One News 18 December 2018 Family First Comment: #SayNopeToDope www.VoteNo.nz The Government has confirmed there will be a binding referendum on legalising cannabis at the 2020 general election. A short time ago the Justice Minister Andrew Little told reporters, “The…

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UK school children to be taught ‘boys can have periods too’

NZ Herald 17 December 2018 Family First Comment: Probably best you don’t enrol your child for Biology at these schools.  #ConfusionReignsSupreme School children in the UK will be taught that “all genders” can have periods in new sex education lessons, in…

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Toddlers die painful death while mother smokes marijuana (US)

Toddlers die a ‘painful death’ after being left in a hot car for 15 hours NZ Herald 17 December 2018 Family First Comment:  “Nobody ever died from smoking marijuana.” Yeah right.  #saynopetodope www.VoteNo.nz A teenage mum has been jailed for 40…

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Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the  Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man and a woman are not stripped of their charitable status.…

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Labour violins play but ovation must wait

NZ Herald 15 December 2018 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary on Labour’s shoddy law making around both medicinal marijuana and drug policy… Medicinal – “You had to read the news reports carefully to notice that a great deal of work on…

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Spanking Children Might Not Be That Harmful, Stetson Professor Finds

Florida Daily 13 December 2018 Family First Comment: We already knew that, but his comments are interesting… “A new study that says spanking is not as bad as previously reported may not be all that well received by his peers. Ferguson…

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Significant changes to End of Life Choice Bill proposed by David Seymour

Stuff co.nz 14 December 2018 Family First Comment: David Seymour 1st Rdg: “There are those in Parl’t who say its worst bill they’ve encountered. I’ve challenged them privately, they know they couldn’t name better one. This bill’s been in public domain…

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Statement on the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act

Scoop 13 December 2018 Family First Comment: “Officers apply discretion on a daily basis in dealing with a range of matters, including the possession and use of drugs. Applying this discretion increasingly includes the use of alternative resolution options including pre-charge…

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When the Makers of Marlboro and Corona Get Into Marijuana

The New York Times 12 December 2018 Family First Comment: “There’s always been the expectation that big business was going to come in; we’ve been hearing rumors about ‘Marlboro Greens’ for decades now. Now we’re past the point of no return.”…

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icare – 20 New Zealanders highlight the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill.

icare December 2018 Family First Comment: icare represents a commitment to excellent care to enable good living and good dying. icare is the Care Alliance’s major information campaign featuring short videos of 20 New Zealanders who share their disability, palliative care,…

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