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Govt Veto Puts Needs of Parents As Low Priority

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:41 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government in exercising its veto against paid parental leave is prioritising funding for the childcare industry over democracy and giving parents real choice and support. More >>

Long Sentence for Moko Killers Welcomed

Monday, 27 June 2016, 1:53 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the sentence of 17 years given to the killers of Moko, but is continuing to call for a review of child abuse laws and for changes to the legal system to avoid ‘plea bargains’ and child abuse killers having their charges ... More >>

Family First Joins Justice4Moko Marches

Monday, 27 June 2016, 10:13 am | Family First

Family First NZ is joining the call for a review of child abuse laws and for changes to the legal system to avoid child abuse killers having their charges reduced from murder to manslaughter. More >>

School Toilets & Showers Based on Biology - Legal Opinion

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 11:40 am | Family First

Family First NZ has written to Marlborough Girls College and provided them with the legal opinion for schools released earlier this year that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers ... More >>

Govt Funds Childcare Industry, Ignores Parents

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:09 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the justification for the government veto on paid parental leave is flawed, and shows that the government is more interested in funding the childcare industry than it is in giving parents real choice and support. “The Government ... More >>

Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 2:09 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting especially for middle- and low-income ... More >>

Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure

Monday, 30 May 2016, 12:06 pm | Family First

A report just released on child poverty and its causes argues that the ‘elephant in the room’ in the debate is family structure which is being constantly ignored, but that it is contributing significantly to increasing income inequality and child ... More >>

Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 5:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting especially for middle- and low-income ... More >>

School Congratulated For Setting Standard For Ball

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is congratulating an Auckland school that has set a dress code for its upcoming school ball, and says that it has every right to expect high standards from its pupils. More >>

Family First View on Sex Work

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the police are right to highlight the activity and concerns around the death of Christchurch 22-year-old Renee Duckmanton, and that statistics and testimonies show that ‘sex workers’ are involved in a high-risk and harmful ... More >>

Gender Agenda in Primary Schools Harmful to All

Monday, 16 May 2016, 10:14 am | Family First

Family First NZ is warning that an Auckland primary school's efforts to cater for a 6-year old with gender identity issues will be harmful to children in the long-term. More >>

Govt Pushes Easter Trading - Christmas and Anzac Day Next?

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Easter Friday will soon be regular trading days based on the government’s intention and justification to push through Easter Sunday trading laws. “Ironically, the Easter trading laws proposed ... More >>

Attempt To Exclude Parents From Medical Decisions Slammed

Friday, 6 May 2016, 9:03 am | Family First

Family First NZ is slamming statements by the Ministry of Justice that a parent should not be informed about a medical issue affecting their child because it might breach the child’s rights. More >>

CYF Restructure Still Avoids Accountability

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 2:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Government restructure of CYF continues to ignore the desperate need for a fully independent CYF Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the state agency. More >>

Charities Board Still Gunning For Family First

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 11:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ has received notification that the government’s Charities Board still wants to deregister the charitable organisation despite a decision in the Wellington High Court in 2015 to allow Family First’s appeal against deregistration. The notice ... More >>

Judge Makes Harmful Comments on Underage Sex

Friday, 1 April 2016, 10:02 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling a judge’s comments about underage sex as flawed and harmful, and says that the laws are there for good reason and should not be weakened. More >>

Government Must Say Nope To Dope

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 4:47 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that any hint of decriminalising marijuana is the wrong path if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people, and the government should maintain the drug’s illegal status. More >>

PM Committed To Cleaning Up Wicked Campers

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:15 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming statements by the Prime Minister today on More FM that Wicked Campers is on the radar of the government to force them to clean up their act. “Labelling the Wicked Campers messaging as ‘rough’ and ‘just plain nasty’, ... More >>

Tourists Start Censoring Wicked Campers

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 4:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the actions of customers of Wicked Campers who are now covering over offensive messaging with gaffer tape. According to the Rotorua Daily Post , a van load of Australian tourists in a Wicked Camper covered a slogan ... More >>

‘Lock-Out’ Of All Wicked Campers Welcomed

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 1:18 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the actions of Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp which is banning all Wicked Campers – even those without offensive messaging – in an attempt to get Wicked Campers to clean up their act. More >>

 

 

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