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 In 2014 Family First asked politicians, do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the notion that parents, not government, have the primary responsibility of nurturing, raising and educating their children? All centre right parties did support the notion although there was no response from National.(more)
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Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to recognise that parents have primary responsibility for nurture, raising and educating of children, and governments should respect and support the exercise of parental responsibilities.(more)
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 Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to provide greater flexibility for parents to choose the best child care arrangements for them.(more)
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Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to particularly favour arrangements that encourage parents to spend time with their children.(more)
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 Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to end discrimination against stay-home parents.(more)
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Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to create incentives and subsidies for lower income parents to attend parenting programs.(more)
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Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to amend section 59 to decriminalise parents who use light smacking for correction of children.(more)
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Family First, and we agree also, want politicians to replace the offices of Children’s Commissioner and Families Commission with a Ministry of Families with a specific Minister in Cabinet to advocate, research, and oversee family-based policies and the impact of legislation on families.(more)

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View these Centre Right NZ Political Party Policies and voting position on PARENTING.

Note: Policies subject to change. Please check the Policy Links for the latest Policy if available. These are the voting positions of party leaders for the 2014 General Election as reported to Family First who asked the questions below. Please refer to the linked website ‘Value Your Vote 2014‘ for more information and updates.

PARTY VOTING POSITION/ POLICY Policy  link

 Questions asked for the 2014 election

Role and support of parents :

Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the notion that parents, not government, have the primary responsibility of nurturing, raising and educating their children?
GREEN answers support the Conservative position. 

 actlogo   Jamie Whyte SUPPORTS
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 unitedfuturelogo   Peter Dunne  SUPPORTS
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 nzfirstlogo   Winston Peters  SUPPORTS
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 nationalpartylogo   John Key  NO RESPONSE
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 cropped-cp-logo11.jpg   Colin Craig  SUPPORTS
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familyfirstlogoFAMILY FIRST POLICY REQUEST (Family First is not a political party) 
⇒ Recognise that parents have primary responsibility for nurture, raising and educating of children, and governments should respect and support the exercise of parental responsibilities.
⇒ Provide greater flexibility for parents to choose the best child care arrangements for them.
⇒ Particularly favour arrangements that encourage parents to spend time with their children.
⇒ End discrimination against stay-home parents
⇒ Create incentives and subsidies for lower income parents to attend parenting programs.
⇒ Amend section 59 to decriminalise parents who use light smacking for correction of children
⇒ replace the offices of Children’s Commissioner and Families Commission with a Ministry of Families with a specific Minister in Cabinet to advocate, research, and oversee family-based policies and the impact of legislation on families
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ORGANISATION TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBALISATION, WAITANGI TRIBUNAL, ABORTION, ALCOHOL & DRUGS, CHILD CUSTODY, CRIME, GAY RIGHTS, GENETIC MODIFICATION, MEDIA BIAS, MENTAL HEALTH, PARENTING, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, SMACKING DEBATE, TREATY OF WAITANGI,
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