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National Correct to Oppose Decriminalisation of All Drugs

Monday, 8 July 2019, 12:17 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming National’s opposition to the decriminalisation of all drugs. The statements in the Select Committee report of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill echo the exact concerns raised by Family First in their submission regarding ... More >>

MPs Voting ‘Blind’ On Euthanasia Bill

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 8:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that MPs have had to vote ‘blind’ on a bill labelled by the Select Committee as “not workable in its present state”. More >>

Time For Govt To Establish Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:46 am | Family First

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a fully independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki. Family First has been calling for such a watchdog since 2011, including 2018 , 2017 , 2015 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , and earlier. More >>

Due Diligence on Cannabis Harm, Not ‘Fear’

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:00 pm | Family First

Alison Mau seems desperate to shut down our petition (“ Family First is trying to scare you - don't fall for it ” SST, 19 May 2019 ) which calls for an Inquiry into a possible link between cannabis and violence – emphasis on ‘possible’. More >>

Campaign For Nope To Dope Vote Already Making Impact

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 9:34 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the debate around legalising marijuana is already underway and New Zealanders are quickly realising that while there is an appetite for safe and effective forms of cannabis medicine, there is a decreasing appetite for a soft ... More >>

Support for Doctors Opting Out Of Abortion Referrals - Poll

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 12:40 pm | Family First

A poll has found that a strong majority (78%) believe that medical professionals with ethical objections should be lawfully allowed to opt out of performing or arranging abortions. In the independent poll by Curia Market Research of 1,000 New Zealanders, ... More >>

Canada Already Showing Troubling Signs From Legalising Dope

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:30 pm | Family First

Canada Already Showing Troubling Signs From Legalising Dope A Canadian government study is showing disturbing trends already as a result of legalising marijuana, including increases in youth and overall use, and concerning trends in marijuana-impaired driving ... More >>

Government Should Not Sideline Fathers

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 11:47 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this information from the state. More >>

Social Problems Will Worsen As Marriage Rates Decline

Friday, 3 May 2019, 11:40 am | Family First

Family First NZ is warning that the declining marriage rate is a disturbing link to social problems in our society including rates of child abuse, domestic violence, teen crime and child poverty. More >>

Shock Cannabis Poll: Yes To Medicinal, No To Legalising

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:20 am | Family First

In a shock poll result, less than 20% (one in five) New Zealanders support legalisation of marijuana, but there is strong support for lifting restrictions for medical use (65%), according to an independent poll of 1,000 people by Curia Market Research. ... More >>

MPs Recommend Euthanasia Bill Die A Natural Death

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 2:31 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Select Committee considering David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill have been unable to agree that the bill be passed , and warn that the bill is ‘not workable in its present state’. More >>

Overwhelming Majority Tell MPs To Kill The Euthanasia Bill

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 1:59 pm | Family First

Family First NZ, a member of the Care Alliance which has analysed the almost-39,000 submissions made regarding David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill, says that there is overwhelming opposition to the bill being considered by Parliament and that MPs ... More >>

Students Get Green Light For Dangerous Drug Use

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 3:10 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use. More >>

1 in 3 Support Families Opting In, Not Out, For Sex Ed

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:08 pm | Family First

A third of parents have expressed support for children only being given sex education at schools if the parents specifically ‘opt in’ to the programme. Currently, parents have to notify schools if they want their children excluded, but many families ... More >>

Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 1:40 pm | Family First

MEDIA RELEASE FAMILY FIRST NZ 21 January 2019 Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal TRAFFICKING, ORGANISED CRIME, CONSUMPTION, PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ALL ON THE INCREASE More >>

Free Public Wi-Fi Should Block Porn - Poll

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:12 pm | Family First

A nationwide poll has found strong support for cafes, libraries, and other public places which offer free Wi-Fi to be required to block access to pornographic websites. In the independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research, respondents ... More >>

Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools - Poll

Monday, 14 January 2019, 3:42 pm | Family First

Polling by Curia Market Research has found stronger support for children not to be taught that their gender can changed and for toilets and changing rooms to be based on biological sex. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders surveyed last month, ... More >>

No Room at NZ’s Christmas Inn for Down syndrome?

Sunday, 23 December 2018, 1:55 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says it is deeply disturbed that a family is being turned away from New Zealand and torn apart because of one of the family members having Down syndrome . They are calling for the government to overturn this heartless decision immediately. ... More >>

Australia Govt Supports Charity Advocacy For Marriage

Monday, 17 December 2018, 11:31 am | Family First

The Australian government has accepted a recommendation from the Ruddock review into religious freedom to amend their Charities Act to ensure that groups who say marriage is between a man and a woman are not stripped of their charitable status. More >>

Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:27 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming ACT MP David Seymour’s significant backdowns on his assisted suicide bill, and says that this indicates just how weak and flawed the bill is. More >>

 

 

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