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Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff

Christine Rankin Wrong Person For Families Commission - Goff
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Christine Rankin is the wrong person to be appointed to the Families Commission, as she is divisive, has a troubled record and is unrepresentative, Labour leader Phil Goff said today.

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill

Phil Goff Denies U-Turn On Smacking Bill
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 12 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says the anti-smacking law does not need to be amended or revoked.

Greens Question Smacking Survey

Greens Question Smacking Survey
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The Green Party is questioning the reliability of a poll which showed most people want a change to the law that bans smacking. The survey, released yesterday, was followed today by an ACT Party MP announcing he had drafted a member's bill to amend the law.

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - ACT MP John Boscawen is going to try to amend the anti-smacking law by bringing a member's bill to Parliament. He said today his bill would allow parents to use a light smack to correct their children.

Breakdown Of Families Cost $1 Billion A Year In Tax

Family breakdowns and decreasing marriage rates are costing taxpayers $1 billion a year, a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) report released today says.

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