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‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 4:43 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ bill which says that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression concerning gender issues, and will fail in its stated purpose of promoting ... More >>

Govt Erodes Parental Role With Vaccine Advice

Sunday, 22 August 2021, 3:55 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says it is disturbed by advice being given by the Ministry of Health regarding the booking of vaccinations for COVID-19 for children. The guidelines say that “ as a 12 to 15-year-old, your parent or guardian’s permission is not required ... More >>

Obviously We Want To Criminalise Parents – Bill Advocate

Saturday, 7 August 2021, 5:16 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that despite claims of some politicians in Parliament on Thursday, the proposed ‘conversion therapy’ ban will criminalise parents – an effect of the bill which even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged. On Newstalk ZB on ... More >>

Parents Banned From Stopping Puberty Blockers For Children – Minister Of Justice

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:25 pm | Family First New Zealand

“That is not cool with me” – Kris Faafoi, Minister of Justice Family First NZ says that if parents aren’t concerned about the conversion therapy bill introduced by the Government today, all they need to do is listen to the Minister of Justice ... More >>

Views On Marriage & Gender Aren’t ‘Hate Speech’ – Poll

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 5:30 pm | Family First New Zealand

As the Government considers hate speech laws, a poll released in January found that just one in ten New Zealanders think it should be a crime to publicly claim that gender is revealed at birth and is not a matter of personal identity, or that it ... More >>

Plummeting Fertility Rate Requires Urgent Debate

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 12:59 pm | Family First New Zealand

New Zealand's fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.60 births per woman in the year ending March 2021, well below the population replacement level of 2.1 required. Statistics NZ also says that there does not appear to have ... More >>

Calls Build For Ban On Puberty Blockers For Teens

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 4:34 pm | Family First New Zealand

Medical professionals and groups are sounding growing international concern around the use of puberty blockers to treat young people with gender dysphoria because of the low certainty of benefits, but the significant potential for medical harm. Family ... More >>

Schools Rightly Rejecting Govt’s Sex Ed

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 2:59 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First says it is not surprised that less than 15% of schools are using Government funded programmes on sexual education. Family First has produced a report on the Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines (or RSE for short) - a new set of ... More >>

Cannabis Harms User Regardless Of Age Started – Australian Study

Monday, 1 February 2021, 6:15 pm | Family First New Zealand

A longitudinal study led by the University of Queensland in collaboration with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne has found that regular cannabis use has harmful effects regardless of the age a person starts using it. ... More >>

Government Should Respect Cannabis Referendum Result - Poll

Wednesday, 30 December 2020, 8:33 am | Family First New Zealand

Polling by Curia Market Research has found that only 1 in 4 New Zealanders want the government to ignore the results of the cannabis referendum despite the close result, and that even half of the YES voters believe that the result should count. ... More >>

Drug Testing Will Give False Hope & Dangerous Message

Monday, 2 November 2020, 7:46 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that allowing drug use and drug testing is flawed and dangerous, and is primarily being used by drug-friendly groups as a wedge to normalise drug use. It is also ironic that the proposal is being raised at the same time as a majority ... More >>

Euthanasia Law Will Be A Danger To The Vulnerable

Friday, 30 October 2020, 3:01 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the End of Life Choice Act – a.k.a. euthanasia law – will be a danger to both the vulnerable and society in general. “It is one thing to say yes to a nice sounding phrase around having ‘choice’, but assisted suicide ... More >>

New Zealand's Fertility Rate Drops To New Low

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 2:32 pm | Family First New Zealand

New Zealand's total fertility rate has reached an all-time low, with an average of 1.69 births per woman in the year ending June 2020, well below the population replacement level of 2.1 required. Lindsay Mitchell, author of “ Families: Ever ... More >>

Select Committee Ignores Women With Post-Abortion Grief

Monday, 27 July 2020, 5:59 pm | Family First New Zealand

A select committee considering a private members bill which allows for bereavement leave for miscarriages have come back with their report , and have rejected calls for the leave to be extended to allow support for women with post-abortion grief. ... More >>

New Report Says NZ Needs Better Data On Stepfamilies

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:01 am | Family First New Zealand

Many children’s lives today are marked by family turmoil. They live with parents who experience multiple relationship transitions leading to fractured family and friend networks, changes of neighbourhoods and schools. These children live with ... More >>

Smacking Law Has Increased Harm Inflicted By Children

Friday, 5 June 2020, 7:48 am | Family First New Zealand

An updated analysis of the anti-smacking law passed into law just 13 years ago says that not only has the ban failed to reduce the harm perpetrated against children, but it has increased the harm inflicted by children. The report “ A Dog’s Breakfast: ... More >>

Police Thanked For Clarification Of Church Gatherings

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:45 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is welcoming the Police decision clarifying the previous conflicting advice relating to the meeting of churches. “An internal police guideline which supplements the Operational Policing Guidelines on Alert Level 2 says that “ the ... More >>

Orientation Week Drug Testing Will Give False Hope & Dangerous Message

Monday, 17 February 2020, 8:32 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that lobbying to allow drug use and drug testing at university orientation weeks is flawed and dangerous, and is primarily being used by drug-friendly groups as a wedge to normalise drug use. “Pill testing also does not - and cannot ... More >>

Right To Silence Rules Hiding Abusers, Call For Review

Friday, 14 February 2020, 8:43 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a review of ‘right to silence’ laws which is effectively hindering investigations into child abuse. The call comes following the case of the Flaxmere four-year-old child who was seriously injured in a beating ... More >>

Fewer Men Celebrate Father's Day

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 11:49 am | Family First New Zealand

'Families: Ever Fewer, or No Children: How Worried Should We Be?' - a new report just released by Family First NZ - drew attention to New Zealand's all-time low fertility rate of 1.7 births per woman in 2018. Fewer women are becoming mothers. 16 percent ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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