Category Archives: Honouring Marriage

An Action Plan to Affirm Marriage

For those who read my last blog and said – yes but what can the Government do ? Here is a 10-point Action Plan to Affirm Marriage. By implementing a Plan such as this, our political leaders could begin the … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Children Bill – Legislating Failure

The Vulnerable Children Bill was introduced into Parliament last week. It will fail.               It will fail because it does not address the key question raised in its opening paragraph. That paragraph states, “The … Continue reading

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What is truth…?

Before handing Him over to be crucified, Pontius Pilate concluded his interrogation of Jesus Christ with the question “What is truth?”. The irony of course was that the Truth was standing  in front of him. The debate on the Marriage … Continue reading

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White Paper misses the mark

The Government’s White Paper for Vulnerable Children was published late last year and once again studiously avoided addressing the key driver of child abuse and neglect in New Zealand – the casualisation of our relationship culture. As I noted in … Continue reading

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Marriage Definition Amendment Bill – 4 reasons why not

Sent in my submission today on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. The short submission is here Marriage Definition Bill – Submission Ewen McQueen . In summary – the submission opposes the Bill on the grounds that: 1) The Bill is based on … Continue reading

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Child poverty report – still ignoring the obvious

The Office of the Childrens Commissioner published another report on child poverty today - “Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand – Issues and Options Paper for Consultation”. It rightly points out the major problem we have in this country with … Continue reading

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She thought the baby had a tummy bug…

Leilani Lotonu’u-Lorigan aged two died last month in Manurewa. Her mother’s boyfriend was last week charged with murder. He had moved in with Lelani’s 19 year old mother and her baby sister six months prior. Leilani’s grandmother said “Leilani died from septicemia from two … Continue reading

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Green Paper for Vulnerable Children

The executive summary of my submission on the Government’s Green Paper for Vulnerable Children is shown below. The full submission as at the following link. Strong Families Thriving Children – Green Paper Submission Summary of Submission  The essence of this submission … Continue reading

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RenewNZ

RenewNZ is the personal blog of Ewen McQueen. It is aimed at stimulating thoughtful and considered debate around some of the key issues facing our nation – issues that need to be addressed if we are to see cultural, economic and … Continue reading

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