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Full house at Family Party Conference




Full house at Family Party Conference

18 May 2008. Nearly three hundred locals turned out to hear the Family Party present policies and strategy at a public meeting at the Nga Tapuwae Community Centre in Mangere on Saturday.  

They included local ministers, parents and people who had travelled from around Auckland to hear the party message.

“We’re chuffed at the attendance and response from locals who came to hear our message and what sets us apart from other parties in South Auckland – particularly the old status quo, Labour. For the first time in a long time, Mangere and Manukau have a party that truly represents the traditional families values of the electorates, and will fight to put their families first again in Parliament,” said party Leader Richard Lewis.

Policies presented included:


Axing GST on some basic household necessities such as primary staple food groups, infant and elderly necessities, household energy and off the excise duty on fuel

Opposing carbon taxes on NZ families and businesses and a complete withdrawal from costly Kyoto obligations

A total repeal of the Prostitution Law Reform Act to address street and underage prostitution and the associated crimes

Fixing smacking laws by reinstating section 59 of the Crimes Act to afford parents legal protection who discipline their own children in a responsible manner.

 “The policies we presented on Saturday have already been endorsed by many in the community. Labour have rejected policies like these so people can clearly see why a vote for the Family Party and our candidates is a better vote for their families”, Lewis added.   

The party also put forward a strategy to combat the growing gang culture by targeting the business of drug dealing, which is the soft underbelly of organised crime.






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