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  • Call for Minister of Families in New Government

    Friday, November 14th, 2008

    MEDIA RELEASE 11 November 2008 Call for Minister of Families in New Government Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Minister of Families to be appointed to the Cabinet of the new government. “It is time that families were given the status they deserve,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. […]

    Plea for the return of German homeschoolers to their parents

    Sunday, September 7th, 2008

    For those following the cases of German homeschoolers, here is your opportunity to add your name to the cause of the Gorber children. Six were snatched in an armed offenders style raid at the beginning of the year and have spent 6+ months in state custody. The 3 year old boy was finally allowed home […]

    Investment in prevention to reduce intervention

    Friday, September 5th, 2008

    United Future news and views with Judy Turner MP \ Straight talk… In the six years I have been in Parliament I have never been able to shake off a deep-seated disquiet about the way we approach child protection in New Zealand. I continue to have more questions than answers and remain convinced that those […]

    Muriel Newman: Moral Neutrality

    Sunday, July 20th, 2008

    h ttp://www.nzcpr.com/weekly139.htm Parliament 20 July 2008 Moral Neutrality Earlier this month Britain’s culture of “moral neutrality” came under attack. In a speech in Glasgow, Conservative Party Leader Rt Hon David Cameron said that the obese, drug addicts and the poor have no-one to blame but themselves. He defined moral neutrality as the refusal to make […]

    Muriel Newman: Rich Country – Poor Families

    Sunday, July 20th, 2008

    http://www.nzcpr.com/weekly25.htm 1 April 06 Rich Country – Poor Families In a sense, New Zealand is one of the richest countries on earth. We have a great climate, beautiful countryside, and a more leisurely pace of life. Our people are friendly, hard working and caring. We are close to each other in a way that comes […]

    Family First: CAN YOU HELP US?

    Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

    17 Jul 2008 CAN YOU HELP US ‘SLEDGEHAMMER’ A FEW MYTHS Myth #1 : There have been no prosecutions under the new anti-smacking law FALSE Myth #2 : The anti-smacking law has not resulted in good parents being investigated and interrogated by the police or CYF FALSE We have evidence of a number of examples […]

    Queensland – Laws a legal minefield: lawyer

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/antismacking-laws-a-legal-minefield-lawyer/2008/06/30/1214677902879.html Laws a legal minefield: lawyer Christine Kellett | June 30, 2008 – 11:59AM Anti-smacking laws to punish Queensland parents who used “excessive force” to discipline their children could be too hard to prosecute, a lawyer has warned. Moves by the Labor Party to toughen its stance on smacking were made at its state conference […]


    Thursday, June 12th, 2008

    13 Jun 2008 Hi Barbara, Who said it???? “She wants to busy herself with what goes on in the homes of the nation in areas which families regard as their own responsibility, and I think she’s going over a very dangerous line.” Who said this? HELEN CLARK IN 1998 Who was she referring to? JENNY SHIPLEY – […]

    One smacking-related complaint per week-unnecessary

    Sunday, May 11th, 2008

    http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/1774257 …..a police report in December 2007 suggested police were investigating one smacking-related complaint on average per week nationwide. This is one family each week too many.