Latest News & Media Releases

In a world of ‘fake news’ and not being sure which media outlets you can truly trust, Family First does a daily check on key issues in the media affecting families and summarises them for you – including any necessary fact-check corrections! Our Media Releases have the common theme of promoting strong families, safe communities and the protection of life from conception to death. 

Latest News & Media Releases

In a world of ‘fake news’ and not being sure which media outlets you can truly trust, Family First does a daily check on key issues in the media affecting families and summarises them for you – including any necessary fact-check corrections! Our Media Releases have the common theme of promoting strong families, safe communities and the protection of life from conception to death. 

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NEW REPORT Child Abuse: Don’t Mention Family Structure

Media Release 29 November 2016 “Children being raised by their married biological parents are by far the safest from violence”- FAMILY FIRST A new report on ...
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NEW REPORT – Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure

Media Release 30 May 2016 A report just released on child poverty and its causes argues that the ‘elephant in the room’ in the debate ...
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Analysis Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law

Media Release 11 February 2016 A report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law has concluded that there is not a single social indicator relating to the ...
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Parents & Schools Warned About Harms of Gender Ideology

Media Release 30 June 2015 A new ground-breaking report on gender identity is warning parents and school leaders to be wary of the guidelines and ...
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Sexuality Education (& Mindfulness) in School – Your Legal Rights

UPDATED – 2022: Question: What can you do if, for example, your child comes home from school and says that they are having sex education ...
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Report Calls For Screen Time Guidelines for Children

Media Release 9 February 2015 A report on the increasing use of screen time for children is critical of government agencies for a lack of ...
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Euthanasia Report Warns of Elder Abuse & Coercion

Media Release 12 May 2014 A report on the history of the euthanasia debate in New Zealand and an examination of the law and the ...
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Sex Ed Preaches Sexual Licence, Not Sexual Health – Report

Media Release 17 June 2013 A review of sex education resources recommended to adolescents in NZ has found that they are seriously flawed with both ...
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Daycare Report Calls For Recognition of Effects on Children

Family First Media Release 8 February 2012 “Full-time parenting should be seen as a child’s right.” “New Zealand should undergo a timely and long overdue ...
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Medical Evidence Shows Drinking Age Should Be 21

A new report examining the medical evidence argues that the drinking age should be raised to 21. The report “YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALCOHOL: What Does ...
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Report Highlights Importance of Marriage

“21 Reasons WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS” – a trans-tasman effort to highlight the benefits of marriage has been released in New Zealand. The report was commissioned ...
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Penalty Tax For Being Married As High As $15,000

A married couple both working and on low incomes, or a family with a full-time parent are being penalised by up to $15,000 in their ...
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Marriage Breakdown Costing Taxpayers At Least $1 Billion a Year

In the first research of its kind in NZ, a new report estimates that the fiscal cost to the taxpayer of family breakdown and decreasing ...
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