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David Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on David Seymour Concedes Opponents’ Euthanasia Concerns Are Correct

Source: Family First Media Release 14 December 2018 Family First NZ is welcoming ACT MP David Seymour’s significant backdowns on his assisted suicide bill, and says that this indicates just how weak and flawed the bill is. “The backdowns are certainly in contrast to his earlier attacks on our justified concerns, including his statements that There’s […]

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Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Maintaining Illegality Of Drugs Vital For Public Health

Source: Family First Media Release 13 December 2018Family First NZ says that the Government’s announcement of taking a tough line on synthetic cannabis is the right move, but maintaining the illegality of drugs is also important because we should continue fighting drugs and the devastation its use causes on both the users, their families, and […]

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Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellbeing of working people welcome budget focus

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Economist Bill Rosenberg applauded the new approach to Government Budgets, as described in the Budget Policy Statement this afternoon, for taking into account the wellbeing of working people and their families. “Fiscal responsibility is much more than balancing the financial position of the […]

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Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Source: Family First Media Release 12 November 2018 Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. According to an analysis of a substantial number of the submissions by […]

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Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

Source: Family First Media Release 11 December 2018Family First NZ says that with the cannabis medicine bill being passed today, it is now time for politicians to move on from the issue and not to make any further changes which liberalise the law or legitimise and normalise the use of dope in the community as […]

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Time For Action, Not More Research, On Porn Harm

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Time For Action, Not More Research, On Porn Harm

Source: Family First Media Release 5 December 2018 Family First NZ says that the latest report from the Censor’s Office on pornography and teens makes disturbing reading but reveals nothing new in terms of what parents and families are already grappling with, and that it is time for action – including legislative support for families. “The […]

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Coroner’s Call Welcomed On Raising Drinking Age

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Coroner’s Call Welcomed On Raising Drinking Age

Source: Family First Media Release 5 Dec 2018Family First NZ is applauding Coroner David Robinson for his call to raise the drinking age, which echoes previous calls by the NZ Medical Association to raise the drinking age. “Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser in 2011, leading […]

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Mental Health Inquiry Will Worsen Mental Health With Soft Approach On Drugs

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Mental Health Inquiry Will Worsen Mental Health With Soft Approach On Drugs

Source: Family First Media Release 4 December 2018 Family First NZ says that the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction has made disturbing recommendations on the legal treatment of drugs which will actually worsen mental health rates. “Anybody who has worked with young people especially but also those in the mental health field will have observed […]

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Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Clear safe staffing levels needed throughout health system

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Unions are supporting the call from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) for the Government to find agreement on safe staffing levels for senior doctors and dentists working in public hospitals. Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said that the chronic issue of understaffing in our […]

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Bob McCoskrie: Canada’s legal cannabis is no way to go

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Bob McCoskrie: Canada’s legal cannabis is no way to go

Source: Family First Published in the NZ Herald, 29 November 2018Dr Benedikt Fischer’s analysis of Canada’s new law on legal marijuana demonstrates that cannabis legalisation is high in promise and expectations, but the reality is far lower. In fact, Canada’s law is confusing and has huge variations of how the law will apply throughout the […]

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Children Hospitalised For Marijuana Poisoning & Mental Harm Will Worsen

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Children Hospitalised For Marijuana Poisoning & Mental Harm Will Worsen

Source: Family First Media Release 25 November 2018 Family First NZ is sounding a warning that too many children are being hospitalised for marijuana poisoning and mental harm already, and that this rate will only increase if the drug is legalised. Ministry of Health figures gained under the Official Information Act show that 73 children have […]

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Cannabis and Family Breakdown Main Causes For Homelessness

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Cannabis and Family Breakdown Main Causes For Homelessness

Source: Family First Media Release 28 November 2018 A new study examining why people become homeless has found that daily marijuana use significantly increases men’s likelihood of becoming homeless, and that the other key factor for both men and women is parental separation. The Melbourne University research published by the Royal Statistical Society found that for men, using […]

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Union members secure Living Wage win for AUT staff

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, AUT, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Universities  /  Comments Off on Union members secure Living Wage win for AUT staff

Source: Tertiary Education Union Following successful strike action, members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have voted to accept an improved offer from the employer that will remove all pay rates below the Living Wage and boost pay by 3 per cent for all staff that are part of the […]

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Commit to further employment changes before election, Labour and NZF told

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Universities, Wānanga, Women  /  Comments Off on Commit to further employment changes before election, Labour and NZF told

Source: Tertiary Education Union Although welcoming the progress of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (ERAB) in Parliament this week as a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Labour and New Zealand First to commit to further changes ahead of the next election. “MPs took […]

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TEU reiterates vital importance of protecting academic freedom

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Media Releases, News, Press Release, Speak Up, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Tertiary Update, Unions, Voices of tertiary education  /  Comments Off on TEU reiterates vital importance of protecting academic freedom

Source: Tertiary Education UnionTEU reiterates vital importance of protecting academic freedom The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa (TEU) has reiterated the vital importance of protecting academic freedom and the right of academics to conduct research and disseminate and publish the results. TEU Deputy Secretary Nanette Cormack said: “It is vitally important to […]

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Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rebalanced employment law on the horizon

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Working people are looking forward to fairer employment law passing this side of Christmas says Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff. Mr Wagstaff says that the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will make it easier for working Kiwis to access their rights at work, and restore dignity in […]

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Midwives central to safe care

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Midwives central to safe care

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was disappointed Midwifery Employee Representation & Advisory Service (MERAS) union members in District Health Boards (DHBs) have had to resort to industrial action, and urged for movement from DHBs. “Midwives are critical for the safe entry into […]

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Restore a decade of lost tertiary funding

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, ITPs, KB, Love Humanities, Maori, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Universities, vocational education and training, Voices of tertiary education, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Restore a decade of lost tertiary funding

Source: Tertiary Education Union A new report launched today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) calls on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to restore a decade of lost tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, and to replace National’s failed market model with a […]

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Minister Didn’t Want Full Report On Abortion – Law Commission

By   /  November 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Minister Didn’t Want Full Report On Abortion – Law Commission

Source: Family First Media Release 21 November 2018 The Law Commission has made a stunning admission today to the Justice Select Committee that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little didn’t want a full report on abortion laws, was only interested in a ministerial briefing paper for shifting the law in a liberal direction, and that the […]

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Study Shows Costs Of Legal Marijuana Exceeds Revenues 4:1

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Study Shows Costs Of Legal Marijuana Exceeds Revenues 4:1

Source: Family First Media Release 20 November 2018Family First New Zealand says that a new study on the impact of marijuana legalisation in Colorado has found that for every one dollar in tax revenue from marijuana, the state spends $4.50 as a result of the effects of the consequences of legalisation. This study based on […]

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