Offender-Friendly Justice System Ignores Voice Of Victims

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Media Release 27 September 2016 FAMILY GROUP TO APPEAL SENTENCE TO SOLICITOR GENERAL Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. “This is a pathetic sentence for a prolonged and multi-victim attack which has had long-term consequences […]

Green’s ‘Assisted Suicide’ Policy Ignores Important Inquiry

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Media Release 22 September 2016 Family First NZ is slamming a Green Party policy on euthanasia which has been released at the same time as a major inquiry on assisted suicide gets under way with representation on the select Committee from the Greens themselves. “It is significant that while Green MP Kevin Hague says that […]

Dominant Cause of US Child Poverty Similar to NZ

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Media Release 17 Sep 2016 Family First NZ says that latest data just released from the US Census Bureau on income inequality and poverty shows five times as many female-headed families (no husband present) as married-couple families were in poverty in 2015. “This mirrors the situation in New Zealand,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of […]

Don’t Write Off The ‘Nuclear Family’

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Media Release 7 Sep 2016 Family First is warning that recent media headlines such as “Mum, dad and the kids? Not so much …” “nuclear family a thing of the past“ and “the nuclear family has exploded” are misleading because of the shortcomings and limitations of the research that the statements are based on. “The […]

Gender Ideology Should Be Kept Out Of Schools

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Media Release 1 Sep 2016 TRAPPED IN THE WRONG BODY’ NOT SUPPORTED BY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE Family First NZ says that a major new report, just published in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that are being pushed in New Zealand schools and even some pre-schools regarding ‘gender identity’. “The 143-page report discusses over […]

Special Family Holiday Is Not ‘Truancy’

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Media Release 29 August 2016 Family First is rejecting claims that family holidays during the term are ‘unjustifiable’ absences and a form of truancy. “There is a huge difference between a family holidaying together for a short period as a one-off as opposed to repeated truancy where the ongoing absence is with the knowledge of […]

Easter Trading: Next Stop – Christmas and Anzac Day

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Media Release 26 August 2016 Family First NZ says that the justification for liberalising Easter trading laws will be used as justification for changing the laws around Christmas Day, Anzac Day morning, and Good Friday trading laws. “It is disturbing that National MPs pushed through this liberalisation of Easter Sunday trading laws when they have […]

PM Under Pressure to Allow Easter Conscience Vote

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Media Release 22 August 2016 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister has received hundreds of emails from families over the past 18 hours asking for the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading. “If a conscience vote was allowed, the proposed law change being voted on this week would likely […]

Easter Trading Should Be Free Vote For National MPs

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Media Release August 2016 Family First NZ is challenging the National party to allow a conscience vote on Easter Trading, and says that if it was allowed, and based on the previous voting record of individual MPs on this issue, the current proposed law change would be defeated. According to the voting records of National […]

Polls Show Dope Not A Done Deal

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Media Release 15 August 2016 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for the laws on marijuana to be changed, and says that the poll released today confirms that as high as 75% of NZ’ers don’t want a free-for-all. The result also confirms earlier polling done by Family First in 2013 by the same polling company […]

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