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

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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COVID Vaccine – Making an informed decision

We’re being asked on a regular basis – what’s Family First’s view of the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s some of the …

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Call For Inquiry On Public Health Harms of Pornography

Family First NZ is calling on politicians to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography. The request …

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Euthanasia – We can live without it

DOWNLOAD PDF of this Guide Translations of this Pamphlet are now available. CLICK HERE. 1. We already have choice A …

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Abortion – Love Them Both

DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION AS A PDF Translations – SAMOAN / TONGAN / MAORI / ARABIC / KOREAN ‘FATAL FLAWS’ Abortion Legislation …

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MEDIA – Making a complaint

To make a complaint about an ADVERTISEMENT, you need to complain to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) CLICK HERE http://www.asa.co.nz/complaints/make-a-complaint/ …

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Sexuality & Gender Education in Schools

Sexuality & Gender ‘Education’ in Schools

We are constantly being contacted by concerned parents and being asked our opinion on the sex education curriculum in NZ …

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Lessons from Cannabis Legalisation in USA

The Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) NZ Coalition which is leading the NO vote against cannabis legalisation in the upcoming …

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RESEARCH – Challenges facing children in stepfamilies (2020)

“THE CHALLENGES FACING CHILDREN IN STEPFAMILIES – What we know, don’t know, and how to fill in the gaps” Released …

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RESEARCH – Anti-Smacking Law (2020) – “it’s a dog’s breakfast”

“A DOG’S BREAKFAST – New Zealand’s Anti-Smacking Law 13 Years On” Released 5 June 2020 DOWNLOAD Full Report Media Release “Smacking …

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RESEARCH – Gender and Transgender Issues – Parent Guide 2020

Responding To The Transgender Issue – Parent Resource Guide Released 2 February 2020 DOWNLOAD the Full Report Media Release: New …

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RESEARCH – Report on NZ Fertility (2019)

Families: Ever Fewer or No Children, How Worried Should We Be? Released 30 August 2019 DOWNLOAD the Full Report Media …

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What parents aren’t told about ‘Mates and Dates’

Part one – Biology doesn’t matter – Gender is a continuum The TRUTH About Mates & Dates Part two – …

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RESEARCH – Childhood Gender Dysphoria (2018)

CHILDREN TRANSITIONING: Childhood Gender Dysphoria – A paediatrician’s warning to New Zealand Released 19 October 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release: “Paediatrician …

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RESEARCH – Why Fathers Matter (2018)

WHY FATHERS MATTER Released 31 August 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release: “Good Fathers Are Vital For Optimal Child Development – Report“ …

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RESEARCH – Family Dinners & Family Life (2018)

IT’S TIME FOR DINNER The Effect of Regular Family Dinners on Family Life Released 27 July 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media …

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RESEARCH – Imprisonment & Family Structure (2018)

IMPRISONMENT & FAMILY STRUCTURE What is the evidence telling us? Released 15 June 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Prison Rates Reflect …

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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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