Month: June 2020

Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

Dr Dale Bramley is a public health physician and chief executive of Waitemata District Health Board. NZ Herald 11 April 2014 Family First Comment: Despite this being a 2014, it’s still relevant – and perhaps more so with the increasingly harmful…

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Kiwis’ drinking culture criticised as Auckland police ramp up presence in city due to disorder

NewsHub 26 June 2020 Family First Comment: “New Zealand could address excessive drinking by raising the price of alcohol and finding an earlier closing time for bars, many of which can trade until 4am in Auckland. “We know that many people…

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Rising Violence In Schools Should Be No Surprise

Media Release 26 June 2020 Family First NZ says that rising violence in primary schools should be no surprise, and their recent analysis of the anti-smacking law revealed that not only has the ban failed to reduce the harm perpetrated…

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Why Won’t Labour & Greens Tackle Harms of Porn

Media Release 24 June 2020 Family First NZ is gutted that Labour and Greens want to turn a blind eye to the harms of pornography. “We already know there’s a problem. The annual cost of sexual violence ($1.2 billion). It’s…

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Trans law change won’t happen before election, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin says

NZ Herald 23 June 2020 Family First Comment: By choosing your own gender in your birth certificate, the certificates will become an object of unscientific gender ideology and effectively tell medical professionals that they got it wrong at time of birth. Circumstances may…

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Pornography restrictions dropped after concerns raised by Labour and Greens, minister ‘extremely disappointed’

NZ Herald 23 June 2020 Family First Comment: “The minister’s work was partly influenced by five bills proposed by conservative lobby group Family First. The organisation’s national director Bob McCoskrie said he was “gutted” Martin’s work could not proceed. “We think…

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Former cop, youth worker and bereaved father against cannabis legislation

Stuff co.nz 23 June 2020 Family First Comment: South Cantabrians are against a groundbreaking proposal to change New Zealand’s cannabis laws, include a former senior sergeant, youth worker and bereaved father – and they’re hoping their experiences may help inform others…

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Mike Hosking: We’re being played for fools over the weed vote

NZ Herald 18 June 2020 Family First Comment: “All such agencies should be explicitly prevented from taking the sort of stance that the (Drug) foundation has. The fact they are not prevented from this activity drags the main funder of the…

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Assisted dying conscientious objection questions too early – court

Stuff co.nz 17 June 2020 Family First Comment: Significant concern for groups like Hospice NZ… “The judge said hospices and other organisations could refuse to provide assisted dying services. But there also had to be a way for health practitioners to…

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