Posts Tagged ‘Bob McCoskrie’

Charities Services continues efforts to deregister Family First Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Family First NZ has received notification that Charities Services, previously called the Charities Commission, intends to continue its attempts to deregister the charity. Family First is appealing the decision and it will be heard in the High Court at Wellington early next year. The group was advised in 2013 the Charities Commission intended to deregister the Read more

Greenpeace charity status ruling pleases Family First Comments 0

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Family First is welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the deregistration of Greenpeace as a charity because of its political activity. The Charities Registration Board had sought to deregister Family First as a charity, in the wake of the recent same-sex marriage debate. Family First appealed to the High Court, but a hearing has been on Read more

Key will not support Street’s Bill on euthanasia Comments 0

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Prime Minister John Key has signalled possible loosening of euthanasia laws. But he said he would not vote for a bill proposed by Labour MP Maryan Street. Street’s bill allows any adult suffering from a condition likely to cause their death within 12 months to request medical assistance to die. “If it’s the same bill, I’ll Read more

McCoskrie resigns as marriage celebrant Comments 0

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Bob McCoskrie says he’s not alone in resigning as a marriage celebrant over concerns about gay marriage, but other celebrants say they’re not aware of resignations over the issue. Mr McCoskrie, the Family First national director, has not renewed his licence as a celebrant because he rejects the state definition of marriage, he announced on Read more

Street disputes figures in euthanasia report Comments 0

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
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Maryan Street, a member of Parliament in New Zealand  disputes the figures in a report prepared by the Institute of Marriage and Family in Canada which claims deaths by assisted suicide have increased wherever the practices have been legalised. The report states that international evidence shows that once assisted suicide or euthanasia are legalised, the criteria morph to include more Read more

Morning after pill may be made free to children as young as 12 in Taranaki Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Pharmacies are being targeted to provide the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly known as the morning after pill, to Taranaki youth aged between 12 and 24, as part of the development of Taranaki’s Taiohi (youth) health strategy. District health board portfolio manager Jenny James said the teenage birth, termination of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates Read more

Will Definition of Marriage Bill threaten religious freedom? Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Louisa Wall says much of the opposition to the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill was down to inaccurate “scaremongering” such as claims churches would be forced to marry gay couples. But according to Family First’s Bob McCoskrie experience shows that those assurances are shallow promises. To support his contention McCoskrie sites the following facts: Canada: A court has ruled that Read more

Call to de-fund sex education programmes Comments 0

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Family First NZ is calling for the government to withdraw funding of Family Planning and Rainbow Youth’s sex education programmes, resources and websites which fail to tell the full facts and which compromise the concerns and wishes of parents, and the safety of young people. “Despite groups like Family Planning and Rainbow Youth being challenged Read more

Where do NZ politicians stand on polygamy? Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Two government studies released by Canada’s Justice Department in 2006 recommended the decriminalisation of polygamy, with one arguing that the move was justified by the need to attract more skilled Muslim immigrants. Family First NZ is calling for the National, Labour and Green parties to state where they stand on the issue of redefining marriage Read more

Paid Parental Leave Bill -successive governments undervalue mothers Comments 0

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Family First  says the Government is undervaluing mothers by not allowing a bill, proposing to extend paid parental leave, to proceed to a first reading. In the week before Easter a member’s bill which aims to extend paid parental leave in New Zealand from 14 to 26 weeks came up in the ballot. It is being proposed by Labour’s Sue Read more