$9.5m won’t solve student behaviour problems

The Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) says that schools are facing deteriorating student behaviour including fighting, intimidation and disruption, and welcomes $9.5m over 4 years from the government to solve …

Children the big losers with 24 hour childcare

24 hour childcare is claimed to be a reflection of changing working patterns and family arrangements.  “It is more an outcome of selfish parenting and faulty government policy,” says Bob …

Civil Unions Legislation a total waste of time

In the last 12 months…… Heterosexual Civil unions: 81 Same-sex Civil unions: 377 Marriages: approx. 21,690 (Source: Department of Internal Affairs) What we heard……. Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope, who …

Same sex relationship not acceptable for Greens!

Women are excluded from running for the co-leadership of the Green Party today because the party’s constitution specifically states that the leadership must consist of a man and a woman. …

Life is better when the parents stay married!

A stable family life leads to better education, higher household wealth and often a better chance of children growing up to have a happy relationship. The Sydney Morning Herald (April …

Abortion pill is dangerous for women

It is disgraceful that a GP, who should be defending life, has urged easier and earlier access to the abortion pill RU486. (Dominion Post 11 April 2006) Wellington doctor Carol …