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Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:57 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. More >>

Coroner’s Call To Raise Drinking Age Welcomed

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 10:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is applauding Coroner David Robinson for his call to raise the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. More >>

Children Hospitalised For Marijuana Poisoning & Mental Harm

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:51 am | Family First

Family First NZ is sounding a warning that too many children are being hospitalised for marijuana poisoning and mental harm already, and that this rate will only increase if the drug is legalised. Ministry of Health figures gained under the Official Information ... More >>

Minister Didn’t Want Full Report On Abortion

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:30 am | Family First

The Law Commission has made a stunning admission today to the Justice Select Committee that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little didn’t want a full report on abortion laws, was only interested in a ministerial briefing paper for shifting the law in ... More >>

Scroogey Auckland Council Spoils Kids’ Santa Parade

Friday, 16 November 2018, 8:49 am | Family First

A Family First NZ is labelling a decision by Auckland Council’s events group (ATEED) to defund the Auckland Santa Parade as scroogey and a politically correct hijack of one of the city’s most iconic annual events. More >>

Nitschke Must Be Banned

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Philip Nitschke should not be allowed in the country and the police should be shutting down any meetings he is holding in New Zealand. “At a time when we are desperate to do everything we can to lower our unacceptable and ... More >>

Evidence Proves Tax Argument For Marijuana Is Flawed

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First New Zealand says that the cost benefit analysis of drug law reform may sound attractive, but international evidence shows that it is a flawed pipe dream. More >>

MSD won't publish latest child poverty rate

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 9:43 am | Family First

In a startling move, the Ministry of Social Development recently decided not to release latest child poverty rates due to "uncertainty" and "lack of confidence" in the data. More >>

Only 4% Want More Liberal Time Limits For Abortion

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:14 am | Family First

An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research earlier this year found significant support for stricter time limits on abortion, including support from those who generally support abortion. More >>

Ardern Will Have To Reject Law Commission Abortion Options

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 3:46 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have to reject all three options put forward by the Law Commission on abortion laws if she is to keep her pre-election promise. At the Newstalk ZB’s Leaders Breakfast just before the ... More >>

Justice Minister Fails To Condemn Sex-Selection Abortions

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is shocked to hear that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little has not moved to strongly denounce sex selection abortions – a practice which involves sex discrimination primarily against girls. In comments on Newshub Nation this morning, ... More >>

Law Commission Wants Removal Of Time Limits For Abortion

Friday, 26 October 2018, 11:41 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Law Commission has ignored the weight of submissions which supported retaining abortion in the Crimes Act and giving legal rights to the unborn child, and is also recommending the removal of time limits for abortion. “The ... More >>

Drug Policy Promotes Flawed Drug-Rights Culture

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 1:51 pm | Family First

Family First says that the Global Commission on Drug Policy has a flawed approach to drug use in our society, and is more focused on the rights of individuals to live in a drug-friendly society than it is in the welfare, safety and health of the community. ... More >>

Medical Pathway For Transgender Children Based On Ideology

Friday, 19 October 2018, 8:36 am | Family First

A new report by an Australian paediatrician is sending a strong warning to New Zealand that allowing children to choose their gender has no scientific evidence in medical literature to support the massive interventions of the medical pathway, and that ... More >>

Playing Cynical Politics With Cannabis Medicine

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:15 am | Family First

Anti-drug group Family First NZ believes that Labour and Greens are playing cynical politics with the cannabis medicine issue because of the upcoming referendum on recreational dope, and patients who could benefit will be the ones that suffer. More >>

Minimal Support For Removing Abortion From Crimes Act

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 6:26 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that information received from the Law Commission under the Official Information Act reveals that the Law Commission received almost 3,500 submissions regarding the abortion law review, and of those submissions, just 18% - less than ... More >>

Police ‘Discretion’ Failing on Smacking Law Despite Promises

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 3:15 pm | Family First

Family First says that despite political promises and assurances, good parents are being criminalised for non-abusive smacking, and that police discretion is not being used appropriately. Police are also referring cases through to the court to decide, ... More >>

Family First Maintains Charitable Status During Appeal

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 1:59 pm | Family First

Family First is welcoming an order made by the Wellington High Court that the Charities Board maintain Family First’s registration as a charity until its appeal against deregistration is heard in the Court of Appeal. “The Charities Board had notified ... More >>

Wine Gummy Bears Raise Concern For Children

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:57 am | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned about reports that a Marlborough candy company is marketing wine gummy bears, and is warning that alcohol edibles will be attractive to children, and could normalise the taste and consumption of alcohol to underage children. More >>

Govt Says No To Global Call To Reduce Illicit Drugs

Monday, 24 September 2018, 4:43 pm | Family First

Family First is shocked and dismayed that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not willing to join other countries in developing national action plans to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, cut off supply at their borders and strengthen international cooperation. ... More >>



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