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    Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Is First Step

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 July 2010 Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Is First Step ‘How many more children have to die before we do something?’ Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Commission of Inquiry into the unacceptable levels of child abuse and deaths in NZ, and says that it will be an […]

    Mums Still Smacking, Want Law Change not Discretion – Poll

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 31 March 2010 Mums Still Smacking, Want Law Change not Discretion – Poll Family First NZ says that almost half of our mums of young children have admitted smacking illegally in the past 12 months, and three out of four mums want the government to adopt a law change rather than rely on […]

    Time Out Targeted as Next Taboo of Parenting

    Sunday, January 17th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2010 Time Out Targeted as Next Taboo of Parenting Family First NZ says that ‘time out’ is now being labeled as harmful to children based on flawed ideology and without any research to back up the claims, as was the case with the smacking debate. “Last week, an Australian parenting expert […]

    Latest Smacking Research Shows Benefits

    Monday, January 4th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 January 2010 Latest Smacking Research Shows Benefits Family First NZ is welcoming the latest research showing that light and reasonable smacking is beneficial to children in their development, and despite claims by government funded groups, kids aren’t damaged by its occasional use. “Previous research has not been able to compare children who […]

    Protect Children From Sexualisation and Abuse – Priority 2010

    Friday, January 1st, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 31 December 2009 Protect Children From Sexualisation and Abuse – Priority 2010 WORK STILL TO BE DONE TO GIVE PARENTS CERTAINTY ON SMACKING LAW… Family First NZ has released its annual list of the top family issues to be tackled, and heading the list for 2010 is the protection of children from ‘corporate […]

    Families Reject Smacking Report and Claims of ‘Misleading’

    Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 16 December 2009 Families Reject Smacking Report and Claims of ‘Misleading’ “Why were we never consulted” – Parents We, the parents who were accused of misrepresenting the facts of our smacking cases and therefore misleading Family First, are refuting the claims, and reject the findings of the report commissioned by the Prime Minister. […]

    PM Should Heed Legal Advice on Smacking Law

    Saturday, December 12th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 13 December 2009 PM Should Heed Legal Advice on Smacking Law Family First NZ says that an expert legal opinion on the smacking law published in the latest NZ Law Journal is confirmation that John Key needs to amend the law, not the guidelines, in order to deliver what he has told NZ […]

    Latest Smacking Law Review Offers No Comfort

    Monday, December 7th, 2009

    Family First NZ MEDIA RELEASE 7 December 2009 Latest Smacking Law Review Offers No Comfort Family First NZ is dismissing yet another report on the anti-smacking law which fails to address the real issues and concerns over the law change. “This is the eighth report in just over two years on the law change. There […]

    Family Integrity #492 — Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

    Family Integrity #492 — Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault Dear Friends, Well, now I know what it feels like to be a prophet. At the link below read about the unbelievable case – in New Zealand – where police brought charges against a man and took it all the way to a trial […]

    Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 3 December 2009 Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault Family First NZ says that a decision to drag an uncle through court for having a pillow fight with his nephew is an example of the ‘discretion’ test failing and laws such as the anti-smacking law effectively targeting good parents. The case was […]

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