Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research & Issues

The role of Family First is to promote and advance research and policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as foundational to a strong and enduring society. Read our Research Reports and our Summary Papers on key issues.

Research, Surveys & Key Issues

  • All
  • abortion
  • alcohol
  • children
  • crime
  • drugs
  • economy
  • education
  • euthanasia
  • family
  • freedom
  • gender
  • government
  • health
  • marriage
  • media
  • parenting
  • porn
  • poverty
  • pregnancy
  • sex
  • society
Youth Mental Health

RESEARCH – ‘Alarming’ Data on Youth Mental Health

Family First’s latest report shows that New Zealand’s youth lead the developed world in poor mental health.

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Survey - Top 10 Concerns

SURVEY – Cost Of Living Top Concern Of Kiwis

A new nationwide survey has found the cost of living is by far the most pressing concern of New Zealanders …

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RESEARCH father absence

RESEARCH – Measuring Father Absence in NZ

Thousands of New Zealand children struggle with having no father in their lives. A new report measures Father Absence.

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Media Bias Abortion Debate

ANALYSIS – NZ Media’s extreme pro-abortion bias

In-depth analysis of the media coverage of Roe v Wade found that extreme media bias (82%) to a pro-abortion narrative.

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Family First vs Government

Family First v The Government (Charities Registration Board)

Here is a summary of events relating to the de-registration of Family First NZ by the Charities Board.

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Surrogacy Laws in NZ

The ‘Eggsploitation’ of Surrogacy

The Law Commission is currently reviewing surrogacy laws in New Zealand and Family First has just sent in a submission.

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Conversion Therapy Debate

ANALYSIS – Significant Media Bias During ‘Conversion Therapy’ Debate

In-depth analysis found heavily biased media coverage in favour of banning conversion therapy

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extreme sex education

Sex education gets much more extreme

Radical gender ideologies & sex education material being recommended by the Ministry of Education, politicians and activists to be taught …

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Relationships & Sexuality Education

RESEARCH – Relationships & Sexuality Education – An Analysis for Parents & Caregivers

The new Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines produced by the Ministry of Education will be very concerning to all parents …

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RESEARCH – Prostitution Law Review

Is it working? An in-depth review of the effects of the 2003 prostitution law change has revealed a huge gap …

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3 Strikes Law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwHB2tMkFOU Family First NZ says that the proposed scrapping of the Three Strikes Law will only be celebrated by repeat …

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RESEARCH – Teen Birth Rate in NZ (2021)

NEW ZEALAND’S TEENAGE BIRTH RATE: Is it time to stop worrying about it? Released August 2021 DOWNLOAD Full Report Media Release …

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Birth Certificates – Biology or Ideology

The Government is changing the law around birth certificates, which will deem them meaningless, and which will continue its pushing …

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Banning ‘conversion therapy’ – criminalising parents, carers and counsellors

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE ON THIS ISSUE    

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Hate Speech Law vs Free Speech

“Free-speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear” – George Orwell   You can view and …

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Beware of Critical Theory – it’s everywhere

What Is Critical Theory? We’ve prepared this post to explain Critical Theory, and how this is playing out in New …

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Decriminalising Drugs – Lessons from Portugal (2021)

A report published last year Decriminalising Drugs: The Truth About Portugal was written on behalf of the Swedish Drug Policy …

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RESEARCH – Abortion, effects on health of women (2021)

March 2021 A research paper for health professionals which reviews international evidence up to 2020 about the relationship between abortion …

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Our Research

Family First is a leading voice on family issues in the media and public domain. Our research is commissioned to educate, promote and advance further research on policies which support marriage, families, and safe communities as  foundational to a strong and enduring society. Family First also hosts conferences and brings in international experts; produces and publishes relevant and stimulating material in newspapers, magazines, and other media; and enables families to make submissions to local and central government on issues affecting them. Our goal is to participate in social analysis and debate, and advocate for families regarding public policy and laws. 

Check out our fact sheets summarising the key issues facing New Zealand society.

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