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Same-sex ‘marriage’ bill: Open petition to Speaker

Friday, 5 April 2013, 11:32 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Today the Society sent an Open Petition to the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. David Carter, relating to the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, in protest against the malicious activities of a key member of the Government Administration ... More >>

‘Same-sex marriage’ bill and its negative impact on Adoption

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 4:56 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society (SPCS) has sent a petition to the A-G, the Hon. Chris Finlayson, calling on him to fulfil his legal duty under s. 7 of the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 (BORA) to inform parliament that the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Bill is in breach ... More >>

‘Same-sex Marriage Bill’ renders terms meaningless

Monday, 25 March 2013, 9:38 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The SPCS has petitioned the Attorney-General to fulfil his legal and moral obligations to report to Parliament forthwith under s. 7 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (BOR), on ALL aspects of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s legally flawed Marriage (Definition ... More >>

A Rainbow coloured political meltdown?

Saturday, 31 July 2010, 3:33 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

In an interview on a recent Breakfast on One (TV One) programme hosted by the gaffe-prone Paul Henry, young National MP Simon Bridges referred to Labour MP and former Cabinet Minister, Hon Chris Carter, as “married to Peter Kaiser” – the electoral chairman ... More >>

Waihopai Acquittal Must Be Appealed

Friday, 19 March 2010, 5:17 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society contends that Solicitor General, Dr David Collins, QC, should ensure that the Crown appeals the flawed decision of the jury that acquitted the three Waihopai spy base protestors on 17 March 2010 of charges of burglary and intentional damage ... More >>

CIR critic's forced sex-smacking argument fails

Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 11:22 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society contends that Deborah Coddington has failed in her attempt (Herald on Sunday 21 June) to illustrate the absurdity of the 'smacking law' question in the forthcoming CIR which she argues is equivalent to the absurd question - “Should ... More >>

Sue Bradford’s Attack on Democracy

Friday, 19 June 2009, 5:05 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Green MP Sue Bradford is infuriated that both John Key and Phil Goff have told the media that they will not be voting in the forthcoming Citizens’ Initiated Referendum (CIR) dealing with the 'anti-smacking law', because, like her, they consider the ... More >>

Abortions on Mental Health Grounds a Farce

Friday, 19 June 2009, 4:50 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Abortion Law Reform Association, [ALRANZ] on 16 June issued a media release in response to the release by Statistics New Zealand of the abortion statistics for 2008. Dr Margaret Sparrow, President of ALRANZ stated: “We would like to see the ... More >>

Grand Theft Auto IV (unedit. US version) review

Tuesday, 22 July 2008, 10:57 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society was today granted leave by the Secretary of Internal Affairs, Mr Brendan Boyle, to apply to the Film and Literature Board of Review to review the classification of the computer game Grand Theft Auto IV (unedited US version). The game was classified ... More >>

Chief Censor’s Porn Report Cause for Alarm

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 4:57 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The latest Annual Report of the Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) tabled in Parliament yesterday, raises serious issues about its use of tax-payer funds ($3,458,777 held at 30 June 2007) and its lack of disclosure regarding its ... More >>

Society Applauds ISP blocks on Child Porn

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 4:27 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

For a number of years the Society has been calling on all New Zealand ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to block ALL overseas based websites that host child pornography AND hard core pornography (NZ-based websites containing “objectionable content” ... More >>

Call for PM to deal with Internet Porn

Monday, 13 August 2007, 5:13 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Given the A$189 million package announced by the Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Thursday night last week to deal with the growing problems of internet porn and dissemination of, and availability of, objectionable content to minors via Internet ... More >>

Smacking "Inconsequential", Police Still Prosecute

Monday, 7 May 2007, 5:08 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society is deeply shocked that West Coast police goaded by several over-zealous and misguided ideologues in Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS), prosecuted a mature West Coast couple, Don and Anne Eathorne, for disciplining their 10 year-old ... More >>

John Key's Disastrous U-Turn Re S. 59

Friday, 4 May 2007, 4:53 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

We are opposed to your party's disastrous U-turn over Sue Bradford's Bill. Even with the new amendment you helped initiate, once the bill is enacted into law; every parent or person in the place of a parent, who uses any form of "reasonable force" for the ... More >>

Cracks Widen in 'Anti-Smacking' Bill Support

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 3:57 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

MPs must relegate Bradford's bill to the trash can if parents cannot be assured in the legislation that its purpose is NOT to have parents and those in the place of parents charged with an assault on a child for applying a smack with "reasonable ... More >>

Minister Misled Parliament over Bradford Bill

Monday, 2 April 2007, 4:43 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

On Thursday the 29th of March the Hon. Phil Goff misled the House during Question Time when he answered a question put to him by Taito Phillip Field, Independent MP for Mangere. Mr Field asked the Acting Minister of Police whether he could assure ... More >>

Chief Censor Refuses to Reclassify Sex Video

Monday, 2 April 2007, 1:21 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The decision of the Chief Censor Mr Bill Hastings, to decline an application for leave from the Society to have the R18 classification of a sexually explicit video featuring actors "pretending to be police officers" using police batons as "sex toys" ... More >>

Exaggeration by 'anti-smacking' bill supporters

Monday, 2 April 2007, 10:32 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Sue Bradford's 'anti-smacking' bill supporters are guilty of gross exaggeration and deliberate distortion of the known facts in their frantic efforts to convince parents that 'nanny state' knows best when it comes to the discipline of their children. ... More >>

Anti-Bradford Bill March as It Was Not as Reported

Thursday, 29 March 2007, 2:19 pm | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

The Society is concerned at the biased manner in which mainstream media covered the protest march against Sue Bradford's anti-smacking bill, held in Wellington yesterday. For example, TV3 gave no coverage of any of the speeches while giving good coverage ... More >>

More on Shipton Tape Classification

Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 12:23 am | Society for the Promotion of Community Standards

Under s. 13(1)(c) of the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act (1993) any person "may submit a publication to the Classification Office for a decision on that publication's classification". More >>

 

 

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