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  • Some Correction Needed, But John Key says it’s OK!

    Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

    From Family First NZ Some Correction Needed But John Key says it’s OK! Prime Minister John Key and Nigel Latta say the anti-smacking law is working well, that there is no evidence of good parents being criminalised, that Family First has been misled by parents , and that light smacking shouldn’t be a criminal offence […]

    New Deputy Commissioner Will Speak For Families

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 November 2009 New Deputy Commissioner Will Speak For Families Family First NZ is welcoming the appointment of Parents Inc’s Bruce Pilbrow as Deputy Families Commissioner. “Bruce Pilbrow will bring some much needed balance at the Commission and rather than talking at parents, it will hopefully start listening to the voice of families […]

    Family Integrity #483 — We Need Your Feet!

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

    A special request. We need you! – your energy – and your networking ability – to get the message out! The March for Democracy will be held 1.30pm Sat 21 November, Queen St Auckland and will be calling on the government to amend s59 of the Crimes Act so that the law does not treat […]

    CITIZENS INITIATED REFERENDUM REPORT

    Monday, June 29th, 2009

    CIR Update no.32 CITIZENS INITIATED REFERENDUM REPORT Only 55 days to referendum day! August 21. Greetings, Another busy week as media continued to carry more news of the impending referendum. Congratulations to Bob McCoskrie and team on a successful launch of the http://www.voteno.org.nz website. If you haven’t seen it yet I encourage you to take […]

    Sue Reid: Smacking laws were never about the real issue of child abuse

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

    This was in the NZ Herald . It is a shame that we have a Families Commission that is driven by ideology rather than listening to families. Chief commissioner Jan Pryor espouses her beliefs that “positive parenting should never include a smack” (Herald, April 3). Her so-called justification for the anti-smacking laws are inflammatory and […]

    Human Rights Commission Acknowledges Uncertainty of Anti-Smacking Law

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 26 May 2009 Human Rights Commission Acknowledges Uncertainty of Anti-Smacking Law Family First NZ says that the Human Rights Commission has acknowledged the uncertainty of the anti-smacking law. In response to a formal complaint by Family First NZ that the anti-smacking law is vague and uncertain, the Human Rights Commission has acknowledged the […]

    Children’s Commissioner Survey Says Nothing New

    Saturday, November 15th, 2008

    MEDIA RELEAS E Children’s Commissioner Survey Says Nothing New Family First NZ is welcoming a Children’s Commissioner survey which says that only 20% of those surveyed disagreed with smacking in certain circumstances. “This is consistent with all other polls done throughout the year including research commissioned by Family First – that there is an 80% […]

    Nats to give cash from family body to churches

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    Nats to give cash from family body to churches Dominion Post and Christchurch Press 09 September 2008 A National government will axe the Families Commission and give the savings to community groups, including churches, leader John Key has told a Family First forum. … The National leader was questioned on the removal of section 59 […]

    Concern about Bias of Families Commission Confirmed

    Sunday, August 31st, 2008

    MEDIA RELEASE August 2008 Concern about Bias of Families Commission Confirmed Family First NZ says the appointment of the just-retired Chief Families Commissioner Rajen Prasad to the Labour party list confirms concerns that the Commission wasn’t independent enough to truly represent families. “We were always concerned that the Commission wasn’t independent enough to represent the […]