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Two Great Parents Better than One Great Parent

Two Great Parents Better than One Great Parent

"National will not support the $28 million Families Commission Labour bribe to United Future," says National Party Family spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

"I am happy to supply to the Government, gratis, some important 'new' information about what our kids need.

"Children need love, care, commitment, education, health, boundaries and discipline. They need to know their whakapapa, they need to know they belong and, most of all, they need, wherever possible, two great parents. Two great parents will do a better job than one great parent any day, and we don't need $28 million to prove it," says Ms Collins.

"A recent Swedish study of about one million children for a decade into their mid-20s, and published in British medical journal 'The Lancet', found children growing up in single-parent families are twice as likely to develop serious psychiatric illness and addictions later in life.

"Nowhere in the Families Commission brief is there a reference to two- parent families. The closest reference is a drafting afterthought for the Commission to have 'a regard to a range of matters'.

"Under this Labour Government, two-parent families are being reduced to an historical patriarchal aberration that doesn't fit the anti-capitalist, feminist agenda of its Leader," says Ms Collins.

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