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‘Totalitarian’ Approach To Child Abuse Rejected

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:18 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling calls by the Coroner - who investigated the death of Moko Rangitoheriri - that all children should be registered from birth and monitored until the age of 5 as ‘totalitarian’, paranoid, naïve, and a waste of time and ... More >>

Major Campaign Launched Against Euthanasia Bill

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:24 pm | Family First

In response to ACT MP David Seymour’s euthanasia bill passing it’s 1st Reading tonight, Family First NZ is immediately launching a strong nationwide campaign to stop the flawed and dangerous bill. Family First will be releasing a 16-page resource ... More >>

Seymour Bill A ‘Political Stunt’ - Minister of Health

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 3:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming media comments made by the new Minister of Health during the election campaign regarding David Seymour’s euthanasia bill, including the commitment that he will vote against it. More >>

Govt Ignoring Student Screentime Health Concerns

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 1:12 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Government plans to add digital technology to the school curriculum are ignoring the growing concerns with excessive screentime for young people, accompanied by a lack of guidelines by education and health ministries. “Although ... More >>

Advertisers Withdraw From TV2 Porn

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:59 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that advertisers withdrew advertising from a show screened on TV2 which is saturated with full front nudity and adult sexually-charged discussions throughout the programme. The Broadcaster was flooded with complaints. More >>

Sensible ‘Tweak’ To Classification of Books Law

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 9:13 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the passing of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Interim Restriction Order Classification) Amendment Bill, saying that it will fix an anomaly in the law which impacted on the debate around the controversial book ... More >>

Dad Parental Leave Should Be Separate, Not Shared

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:38 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that mothers should receive their full entitlement to paid parental leave, and dads should be given a separate entitlement – not shared between the parents. Family First made the first call on paid fathers leave in their 2015 submission ... More >>

Extremist Victoria Says Yes, NSW Says No To Euthanasia

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:09 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Victoria has gone against the worldwide trend and introduced a flawed and dangerous assisted suicide law – a week after the New South Wales upper house voted down a similar bill. More >>

State Has Right To Name of Father

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 4:21 pm | 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. “Not only does the state have a right to pursue the father for ... More >>

Beauty Pageants Are Not Child-Friendly

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12:29 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the protection of our children must come before the commercial exploitation of them, and are calling for proposed child beauty modelling competitions and pageants to be scrapped, and parents to boycott any companies associated with ... More >>

Defeat Of Assisted Suicide Law in NSW Welcomed

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:39 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the New South Wales upper house has voted down a bill on assisted suicide. More >>

Support For Father Parental Leave

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:44 am | Family First

Family First NZ is supporting calls by National for parental leave to be allowed to fathers at the same time as mothers, but says that the leave should be a separate entitlement. Family First made this call in their submission at the Select Committee ... More >>

Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki All But Guaranteed

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:01 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming comments by the new Minister for Children Tracey Martin who has said that there is a need for a fully independent Complaints Authority to act as a watchdog on the new state agency Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF). More >>

Common Sense Control Of Unruly Children

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:23 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that teachers are right to be concerned about the potential harms of handling unruly and violent students and the possible effect on their professional status. More >>

Paid Parental Leave Puts Value on Parenting

Monday, 6 November 2017, 6:46 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the government’s commitment to raising paid parental leave to 26 weeks, saying that it recognises and puts a value on the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting for babies, especially in middle- to low-income families. It ... More >>

State Broadcaster Competes With Porn Sites For Content

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 1:53 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is writing to the new Minister of Broadcasting Clare Curran asking why the state broadcaster is broadcasting a show saturated with full front nudity and adult sexually-charged discussions throughout the programme and screened on a ... More >>

Repealing Three Strikes Bad News For Families

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:27 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the commitment by the Labour government to repeal the Three Strikes law will remove provisions that help ensure the safety and welfare of families from repeat violent offenders. “The best and most obvious way to protect women, ... More >>

Independent Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Required

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 10:03 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling for a fully independent Complaints Authority as a watchdog on the new state agency Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF). More >>

All Politicians Deserve A ‘Day Of Rest’

Monday, 30 October 2017, 1:31 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that families of politicians should not be disadvantaged because of demands that may be placed on our MPs. More >>

Harms of Prostitution Exposed in Stats & Stories

Monday, 30 October 2017, 12:22 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that a new book called The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth highlights the fact that many sex workers suffer horrific abuse, and these testimonies are backed up by the statistics. More >>

 

 

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