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 & Key Issues

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Relationships & Sexuality Education – An Analysis for Parents / Caregivers

NEW REPORT:     The Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines (or RSE for short) are a new set of proposals produced by the Ministry of Education and …

Lessons from O/S Legalisation (2020)

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

Stepfamilies (2020)

“THE CHALLENGES FACING CHILDREN IN STEPFAMILIES – What we know, don’t know, and how to fill in the gaps” Released 30 June 2020 DOWNLOAD Full Report …

Smacking Law (2020)

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

Parent Guide – Gender (2020)

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

Fertility (2019)

Families: Ever Fewer or No Children, How Worried Should We Be? Released 30 August 2019 DOWNLOAD the Full Report Media Release: Pros and Cons Of “All-Time …

Children Transitioning (2018)

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

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“ For additional copies, please contact …

Family Dinners (2018)

IT’S TIME FOR DINNER The Effect of Regular Family Dinners on Family Life Released 27 July 2018 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release”Call for Public Health campaign …

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. 

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