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US trends on moral issues

Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Moral Issue Dividing Americans Most Gallup Polls May 31 2011 Doctor-assisted suicide emerges as the most controversial cultural issue in Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs poll, with Americans divided 45% vs. 48% over whether it is morally…

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Music videos need age rating says review

The UK are on to it. From BBC News Music videos should have age ratings to protect children from sexual images and lyrics, an inquiry is to say. The review – into the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood – was…

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Case shows need for CYF to be kept accountable

Fome stuff.co.nz CYF caregivers accused of wire brush abuse Two Child Youth and Family caregivers and their daughter are facing almost 40 charges relating to the alleged abuse of boys in their care. It is alleged that Andrew John Hemara,…

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Raising age limit ‘key to tackling youth drinking’

We all know that. Sir Peter Gluckman just has to tell the politicians From the NZ Herald A report from the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser says raising the drinking age to 21 and increasing alcohol prices are two of…

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Stating the bleeding obvious….

From the NZ Herald today Kids taught self-control do well as adults Teaching self-control to children as young as 3 can set them up for healthy, wealthy and crime-free lives, researchers have found. Physical health, alcohol and drug addictions, personal…

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Welfare Reforms Will Help Tackle Child Abuse

Media Release 1 June 2011 Family First NZ says that a number of the proposals contained in the Welfare Working Group Reducing Long-Term Benefit Dependency report will make significant improvements in targeting at-risk families and reducing the potential for child…

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Family First Midweek Update (31 May) – hot off the press!

1.Marriage Reduces Child Poverty by 2/3’rds Family Research Council May 27, 2011 Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) released a synthesis paper today showing that economic well-being in the United States is strongly related to marriage. The paper,…

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