Tag Archives: Marriage

Time to break Wellington’s code of silence

It is an unwritten rule among the media and political elites in Wellington that MPs’ private lives are off limit. So last week when there was a threat to expose the “bed-hopping” behaviour of many of our leaders there was … Continue reading

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Marriage – evidence that demands support

Public policy should be evidence based. The evidence backs marriage. As an institution it produces significantly better outcomes than other relationship forms. This is so across the board including lower rates of child abuse and neglect, less domestic violence, and … Continue reading

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Where was Moko’s dad?

The court has reached its verdict. The marchers have gone home. The politicians and media have done their usual hypocritical hand-wringing. But the question remains – where was Moko’s dad? A father is supposed to be there to protect his … Continue reading

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No impact on domestic violence – it’s not OK

“We have really had no impact, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on programmes, on the incidence of domestic violence in New Zealand…. Really no impact at all.” So declared Finance Minister the Hon Bill English last week (Stuff). … Continue reading

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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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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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