Call for families to rein in kids

Manukau Courier 12 Sep 06 Changes need to be made at home if south Auckland’s youth violence problems are to be solved, two family-focused groups say. The Manukau-based Family First …

Parents ‘blackmail’ grans for daycare

The Australian 12 Sep 06 Many grandmothers feel they are being blackmailed into looking after their grandchildren, as their sons and daughters struggle with the high cost and inconvenience of childcare. …

Visitors join sex industry

The Press 12 Sep 06 Immigration authorities are cracking down on foreigners working illegally in New Zealand’s sex industry.  A recent study of the industry, conducted by the Prostitution Reform …

Poor twice as likely to commit suicide

Sydney Morning Herald 11 Sep 06 Young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds are almost twice as likely to commit suicide as their more affluent peers, new research has found. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/poor-twice-as-likely-to-commit-suicide/2006/09/10/1157826815810.html#

Were you spanked? CEOs say yes

USA TODAY 10 Sep 06 The debate over whether CEOs are born or made remains unresolved, but there is one thing they overwhelmingly have in common. As children, they were …

Abortion lessons for schoolchildren (UK)

Thisislondon.co.uk 08 Sep 06 Schoolchildren should be given compulsory lessons about the benefits of abortion, ministers’ advisers on sex education claim. Abortion should be included in teaching about sex to …

More deaths for caesarean babies

BBC News – 08 Sep 06 Labour appears to help prepare the baby for life outside the womb Babies born by caesarean are nearly three times more likely to die …

City’s poor are ‘drowning’ in it

Manukau Courier 07 Sep 06 Many of south Auckland’s poorest suburbs are “drowning” in too many liquor outlets, a Papatoetoe Community Board member says. Toa Greening, who is also secretary …

Depression Linked to Risky Teen Sex

By AFA Journal 06 Sep 06 (AgapePress) – Adolescents who experience increased levels of depression are more likely to participate in risky sexual practices, according to a recent study. Published …