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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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 …

Screen Time in NZ (2015)

“WE NEED TO TALK” Screen Time in NZ – Media Use: An emerging factor in child and adolescent Health by Dr Aric Sigman Released 9 …

Euthanasia – Killing Me Softly (2014)

KILLING ME SOFTLY Should Euthanasia Be Legalised? Released 12 May 2014 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Euthanasia Report Warns of Elder Abuse & Coercion.“ For …

R18: Sex & Sexuality Education (2013)

R18: SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND A Critical Review Released 17 June 2013 Executive Summary Full Report Media Release “Sex Ed Preaches Sexual Licence, Not …

Who cares? Mothers, Daycare & Child Wellbeing (2012)

WHO CARES? Mothers, Daycare and Child Wellbeing in New Zealand Released February 8 2012 Executive Summary FULL REPORT (high res) FULL REPORT (low res) Media …

Youth & Alcohol in NZ (2011)

YOUNG PEOPLE & ALCOHOL What does the medical evidence tell us about the legal drinking age in New Zealand? Released February 2011 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FULL REPORT …

Why Marriage Matters (2009)

Released September 2009 “21 Reasons WHY MARRIAGE MATTERS” – a trans-tasman effort to highlight the benefits of marriage has been released in New Zealand. The …

Value of Family (2008)

Fiscal Benefits of Marriage and Reducing Family Breakdown in New Zealand Released October 2008 Executive Summary FULL REPORT The Value of Family   Media Release …

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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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