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NZ Herald Gets it Right and Wrong on Jury Trials

The NZ Herald Editorial is right today when it says Anybody who has had to wait for criminal justice in New Zealand will welcome most elements of the bill introduced to Parliament this week by Justice Minister Simon Power. It…

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Keep complaining

Record number of broadcasting standards complaints 3 News 17 Nov 2010 Official complaints about New Zealand broadcasters reached record levels in the year to June 2010 – and they could hit new highs next year. The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA)…

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Jury trials ruled out for smacking

This is dangerous for parents. Parents should have a right to choose to be tried by their peers on smacking cases. Juries can apply common sense to the charges and to the law! Jury trials ruled out for smacking NZ…

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Parents Penalised By Losing Right to Jury Trial

Media Release 15 November 2010 Family First NZ says that the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill announced by Justice Minister Simon Power today is well intentioned, will be beneficial for victims of crime, and will bring about justice in…

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NZ Herald Editorial Right on Pokies

The NZ Herald Editorial gets it right and agrees with Family First! It’s time the politicians acknowledged the harm of pokie machines and compulsive gambling and at least sent the private members bill to a select committee for further debate…

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UPDATE: Amazon Withdraws Pedophile Guide

Media Release 11 November 2010 Family First NZ is welcoming Amazon.com’s action of removing a book entitled “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure – A Child-Lover’s Code of Conduct.”  “Since making a call for kiwi families to boycott Amazon.com,…

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Rebutting the ‘Political Myths’

We’ve been contacted by many people who have told us that when they have spoken to their local MP about the recent Referendum, respecting democracy and the voice of NZ’ers, and the effect of the anti-smacking law on families, the…

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More Parenting ‘Quackery’

Parents Urged To Ditch Time Out Techniques InfoNews.co.nz 10 Nov 2010 A punishment-free approach to parenting advocated by a New Zealand couple who discourage the use of time out, yelling, threats and bribery is about to be held up as…

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Problems at home or school leads to underage drinking

From the BBC News, youngsters who dislike school are twice as likely to be involved in under-age drinking, research suggests. And the more young people drink the more likely they are to have sex, it adds. The study of 3,641…

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