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Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues

Family Groups Tackle Crucial Family Issues


More than 200 delegates representing more than 70 family-focused organisations and groups are gathering in Auckland on Friday for the eighth annual NZ Forum on the Family, hosted by Family First NZ.

Speakers include Dr David Richmond (euthanasia) and Maggie Hamilton (sexualisation of children), and the topics of the anti-smacking law, redefinition of marriage, and abortion will also be covered. There will be the screening of the premiere of the new documentary “Mum on a Mission” which shows the harm being done to good families by the anti-smacking law.

Family First National Director Bob McCoskrie will also be interviewing both Prime Minister John Key and the leaders of NZ First and the Conservative parties – Winston Peters and Colin Craig – separately on their family-based policies as well as their personal principles and values which drive their desire to be involved in politics. Labour leader David Cunliffe unfortunately declined numerous invitations to attend.

“There are many family focused organisations who, along with their thousands of members, are concerned about the effects of family breakdown, the binge drinking culture, the sexualisation of children in the media and marketing, the undermining of parental authority, pro-life issues, the harm of long term welfare dependency on families, increasing levels of violence, and a culture which is becoming increasingly hostile to the role of parents and the safety of children and families,” says organiser Bob McCoskrie.

“This will be one of our largest Forums to be held and it is significant that so many family groups are coming together in the lead up to the general election in September. It is a strong message that the welfare and protection of families is high on the agenda and these issues can not be ignored,” says Mr McCoskrie.

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