Polygamy the next challenge in court – as predicted

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The Independent 2 July 2015 Nathan Collier said he was inspired by the recent Supreme Court decision that made marriage equal. He said he was particularly struck by the words of dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts who claimed giving gay couples the right to marry, might inspire polygamy. And so this week, Mr Collier and […]

Suicide toll reaches highest rate since records kept

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Stuff co.nz 3 July 2015 The provisional suicide toll has risen to its highest figure since the coroner’s office started releasing the statistics. From the year June 2014- May 2015, 569 people died by suicide or suspected suicide. Last year (for the year ending 30 June 2014) that number was 529. The information from the […]

More teenagers having irreversible sex change surgery (Aust)

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Herald Sun 2 July 2015 Last month, four got Family Court permission to have gender-swapping treatment. Eight have been granted the life-changing treatment this year, double last year’s number. All were aged 15 to 17, but the court has approved applications by teens as young as 13. A total of 25 cases have been dealt […]

LISTEN – Charities Board Decision in High Court

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Bob McCoskrie discusses the Wellington High Court decision regarding Family First’s successful appeal against deregistration by the Charities Board. Newstalk ZB Larry Williams Drive

The media has lost its objectivity on this issue of gay marriage, says Senator Eric Abetz

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The fight for same-sex marriage in Australia is far from over The Age 1 July 2015 It is disappointingly predictable that the media in Australia is obsessed by a slim majority activist US Supreme Court decision. At the same time there have been no reports of  an elected representative vote in another country of 110-26 […]

Family advocacy can be political and charitable, rules New Zealand judge

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MercatorNet 1 July 2015 A New Zealand organisation promoting the natural family has won a decision from the country’s High Court that its political activities do not necessarily disqualify it as a charity. Justice Collins ruled that Family First NZ’s advocacy of the traditional family makes it similar to “organisations that have advocated for the […]

Human Rights – but only if they’re politically correct

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The Human Rights Commission is beside itself because we have sent the Gender report to all schools. This is a report that contains international research and statements made by leading doctors and psychiatrists in this field. It warns of the harm of the ‘Gender Agenda’ and helps schools negotiate this difficult issue by calling for […]

Court rules Family First is a charity

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NZ Herald 1 July 2015 A charities lawyer says charities can now speak out on political issues without fear after a landmark High Court judgment overturning the deregistration of the lobby group Family First. Sue Barker of Wellington law firm Sue Barker Charities Law said “hundreds” of charities would be affected by the judgment, which […]

Family First slams free contraceptive idea

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Radio NZ News 1 July 2015 Otago University researchers want contraception to be freely available to teenagers before they become sexually active. The health lecturers said it should be up to the girls to opt out if they did not want the birth control. However, Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie said free contraception was […]

Charities that can breathe a little easier today

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Current registered charities who also do political advocacy : Child Poverty Action Group CC25387 Amnesty International New Zealand Inc CC35331 Save Animals From Exploitation (S.A.F.E.)  CC40428 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa CC45333 ASH New Zealand Incorporated CC31354 NZ Drug Foundation CC27025 National Council of Women CC49050 Rainbow Wellington CC43245 Humanist Society of NZ CC36074 Human Rights […]

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