Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Politicians Rated On Family Values

Politicians Rated On Family Values

Less than two months out from the general election, Family First NZ has launched their resource Value Your Vote 2014 which highlights the voting record of current MP’s on a number of controversial family and conscience issues from the past twelve years. The site www.valueyourvote.org.nz – and also a free smartphone app - also finds out the views of party leaders on a wide range of family issues. The questionnaire is being sent to candidates in all electorates and the site will be updated daily.

The voting record shows how existing MP’s have voted over the past four terms on controversial issues such as redefining marriage, the anti-smacking law, parental notification for teenage abortion, the decriminalisation of prostitution, and raising the drinking age.

It also finds out the party leaders’ and all candidates’ views and voting intentions on issues ranging from marriage, income splitting, decriminalisation of abortion, euthanasia and marijuana through to loan sharks, Easter trading laws, same-sex adoption, paid parental leave, and broadcasting standards.

A 12-page brochure summarising the information will be circulated throughout the country, and contains the responses to the questionnaire from the major party leaders.

This resource was available at the last election in 2011 (and also in 2008) and was very popular with over 60,000 page views on the website, and more than 100,000 brochures distributed throughout the country.

“Over the past decade there have been a number of law changes voted on by our politicians specifically impacting the welfare of kiwi families, and the role and protection of parents and marriage. This website allows families to see how their local MP and each political party has voted on these important social issues, and where the candidates at this upcoming election stand on these issues and others affecting families,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“Families deserve laws that strengthen and protect them – not ones that redefine and undermine them.”

“We are pleased to offer this resource to assist families in making an informed choice at the polling booth this September.”

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news