Five things to know about ‘gender dysphoria’ in children

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LifeSiteNews 19 August 2016 “Gender dysphoria” (GD) is a condition in which a person may feel unhappy with his or her biological sex, express a desire to be the opposite sex, or even insist that he or she is of the opposite sex from what his or her genes and anatomy indicate. People who choose to adopt […]

Homeless die 20 years younger – study

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NewsHub 20 August 2016 Family First Comment: “The findings also showed people who excessively smoke cannabis die earlier than those addicted to alcohol or tobacco.” A new study shows homeless people die 20 years earlier than those living in a home. The study found homeless people in Auckland die at an average age of 63. […]

‘Govt cowardly on euthanasia’? No – not yet.

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Lecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this week Stuff 20th August 2016  On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by a petition in the name of former Labour MP Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia […]

Politicians have swerved the hard questions on euthanasia for too long

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TVNZ One News 19 August 2016 Family First Comment: Rubbish! They haven’t avoided the question. They’re said no – and rightly so. #movingon Taxes, politicians are happy to talk about. Death, not so much. For years, MPs have avoided the euthanasia debate. David Seymour’s assisted dying bill is stalled in the members’ bill ballot. It’s […]

Former All Blacks take on Government over Easter Sunday opening hours law change

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Stuff 19 August 2016 Family First Comment: Go Michael! (a member of our Board of Reference ) Labour has enlisted two former All Blacks in a bid to take down legislation which would let shops open on Easter Sundays. Michael Jones and Aiolupotea Tonu’u have called on Pacific MPs to vote against the Shop […]

Fetal alcohol harm bill up to $200m

Alcohol During Pregnancy

NZ Herald 19 August 2016 New Zealand could be losing as much as $200 million in productivity to preventable fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a new study has found. Days after the Government’s launch of a new action plan to tackle the problem, an analysis published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal has estimated […]

Social ramifications of marijuana are too large – US expert

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NewsHub 18 August 2016 Family First Comment: Saying what we’ve been saying all along! Obviously this expert wasn’t brought here by the Drug Foundation A new poll shows the majority of Kiwis want personal possession of cannabis decriminalised or made legal. It comes after Labour Leader Andrew Little said he wanted to hold a referendum […]

Is Censorship in NZ protecting families? Not always.

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The chief censor hunts for the big five: Sex, horror, crime, cruelty and violence Stuff 14 August 2016 Family First Comment: “Society is becoming more permissive, but parents are becoming more concerned, and rightly so.” – Family First Chief Censor Andrew Jack says protecting freedom of expression is often the starting point for debates […]

Path to drug reform not an easy one

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NZ Herald 17 August 2016 Family First Comment: As we highlighted… “The Drug Foundation’s poll finds much less support (30 per cent) for legalising or decriminalising commercial sales of cannabis for any purpose and, oddly, even less support (20 per cent) for allowing small amounts to be grown and sold or given away to friends. […]

Safe Schools & same-sex marriage all part of same agenda

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Daily Telegraph 16 August 2016 Family First Comment: Excellent commentary from Australia: “Surely bullying attitudes towards other students could and should be dealt with without telling the rest of the children in the class that their gender is fluid, as Safe Schools teaches….. But this doesn’t mean telling Year 1 kids that their mum really […]