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Ignoring the ‘elephant in the room’

From the NZ Herald Children in poorer neighbourhoods are being admitted to hospital as victims of assault, neglect or maltreatment at a rate more than five times that of children in wealthier neighbourhoods, a report has found. The Children’s Social…

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Report: Cohabitation a threat to child welfare

From the Washington Times Cohabiting is an emerging threat to the health of children and society, two new research reports say. In the latter half of the 20th century, “divorce posed the biggest threat to marriage in the United States,”…

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Alcohol Non-Reform

Reported in the Dominion Post A bill banning dairies from selling liquor and forcing supermarkets to hide it away is “devoid of any substantial measures” and was more like a “non-reform bill”, critics say. The select committee that considered the…

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Anti-Smacking Law Doco Attracts Huge Audience

Media Release 25 August 2011 Family First NZ says that approximately 100,000 NZ’ers have viewed the documentary “My Mummy’s A Criminal” on the anti-smacking law which profiles good families who have been victims of the law.  “We’ve had approximately 35,000…

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Richer people less likely to care for parents

Interesting research published in The Telegraph (UK) Increasing a person’s wage can cause a significant drop in the amount of time they spend helping their parents with household chores, errands and transport. For every ten per cent rise in their…

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Family First Midweek Update 23 August 2011

1.Increasing Bad Behaviour by Children Expected Family First Media Release 22 August 2011 Family First NZ says that reports of knife attacks in primary schools, suspensions of new entrants for disobedience and aggression, and increasing levels of criminal assaults being…

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