Posts Tagged ‘Family First’

Family First goes to court over second deregistration decision Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Family First has made another bid to retain its charitable status. The hearing at the High Court in Wellington this week is the second appeal after the Charities Board ruled in 2013 and again in 2017 that Family First be removed from the charities register. When Family First appealed the 2013 decision, the High Court ordered the Read more

Chief censor says New Zealand needs to do more to tackle pornography problems Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The chief censor says New Zealand needs to take a societal approach to tackling the pervasive effects of porn, including further regulation. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie is calling for an expert panel to better understand the breadth and nature of the health and social issues created by pornography, and how to tackle it.  Continue reading Related Read more

Pornography more extreme, deviant and violent – Ministry of Health Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health wants more research into pornography because it has become “more extreme, deviant and violent over the last two decades.” The ministry was responding to a request from the Government and Administration Select Committee for a written submission on a petition it is considering which was presented in June 2017 by Family First’s Read more

Family First appeals to High Court over charitable status Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Family First is appealing against being stripped of its charitable status by the Charities Registration Board. The Board’s decision was made public in August. It was the second time it has tried to deregister the group. Board chairman Roger Holmes Miller said the Board considered that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage Read more

Charities Commission strips Family First of charitable status Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Controversial group Family First has been stripped of its charitable status “because it does not advance exclusively charitable purposes”. But the group is not going down without a fight, saying it will argue the decision in the High Court. The decision by the Charities Registration Board was made public on Monday. It is the second time the Read more

Family First will fight any move to deregister it Comments 0

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Family First will immediately instruct its legal team to vigorously fight any attempts to deregister it said its spokesperson Bob McCoskrie. The group first heard of another move to  of deregister it through a report in the New Zealand Herald. When asked by Family First, the Charities Registration Board said it would neither confirm nor Read more

MPs deny parents’ the right to be informed of 15 year-old daughter’s abortion Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Family First director Bob McCroskie says it is ludicrous that parents have to give permission for their daughters to go on school trips but not for their daughter to have an abortion. He was speaking after a majority report from Parliament’s justice and electoral committee rejected a petition seeking to change the law. Read Right Read more

Marriage best protector against Child Poverty? Comments 1

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Despite marriage being the best protector against child poverty it has become politically unfashionable – some argue insensitive – to express such a view says Lindsay Mitchell. Her views are expressed a report Child Poverty and Family Structure  that she has written for Family First, published Monday. Mitchell says child poverty is consistently blamed on Read more

Contraception: Family First and Family Planning agree Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Both Family First and Family Planning agree that careful consideration should be given before someone under that age of 16 is put on some form of contraception. While family Planning say, “the general idea is to have it before it’s needed,” they say caution must be exercised. “There’s no minimal age, but there are cautions Read more

McCoskrie: I never wanted Into the River banned Comments 0

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The head of the Christian lobby group Family First said he never demanded the award-winning book Into the River be banned. Bob McCoskrie told Radio NZ this morning that Family First had wanted censors to reinstate the book’s R14 rating, which had been removed last month, and require that the book carry a warning sticker. Read more