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    BOB MCCOSKRIE’S INTERVIEW OF RUBY ON SHINE

    Monday, July 31st, 2006

    BOB MCCOSKRIE’S INTERVIEW OF RUBY ON SHINE TV (for broadband) – 27min. BOB MCCOSKRIE’S INTERVIEW OF RUBY ON SHINE TV (for dial up) – 27min.  

    Exposing the Real Culprit

    Saturday, July 29th, 2006

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    2005/06 Estimates Vote Child, Youth and Family Services -Report of the Social Services Committee

    Friday, July 7th, 2006

    Section 59 of Crimes Act 1961 Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 refers to the use of force towards a child by way of correction. Regardless of any criminal action, the department takes independent action if it believes a child is in need of care or protective services. Thus, the section does not prevent […]

    New Zealand Survey on Public Attitudes Towards the Physical Discipline of Children

    Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

    By Sue Carswell First published in November 2001 by the Ministry of Justice PO Box 180 Wellington New Zealand Ph (04) 494-9700 Fax (04) 494-9701 ISSN 0-478-20159-1 © Copyright Executive Summary Methodology The telephone survey was undertaken by a research company, the National Research Bureau Ltd, during June 2001. Findings: Type of physical punishment The […]

    Should New Zealand Ban Smacking?

    Saturday, January 7th, 2006

    Green MP Sue Bradford’s Bill, Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill, (for full text see: http://www.knowledge-basket.co.nz/gpprint/docs/bills/20052711.txt) now before Parliament, simply proposes the repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. Her argument, and that of the entire repeal lobby group, is that parents can mis-treat their children with […]

    1st reading to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act.

    Thursday, July 7th, 2005

    1st reading to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act. Wednesday 27 July 2005 65 MPs for 54 MPs against Support for 1st reading: Labour Greens The Progressives The Maori Party Two of NZ First’s 13 MPs

    Significant Quote:

    Thursday, July 7th, 2005

    Significant Quote: Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961 currently permits parents to administer moderate corporal punishment to correct their children’s misbehaviour. Various groups contend that corporal punishment should be abolished. It is, they charge, ineffective, if not harmful. They invoke the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in support. Rex Ahdar […]

    MYTHS IN THE SMACKING DEBATE:

    Thursday, July 7th, 2005

    MYTHS IN THE SMACKING DEBATE: By Sue Reid of Masterton As a parent, some days are diamonds and some days are just plain stone. There are times when children meet you in the hallway ‘looking for war – don’t disappoint them’ says veteran child psychologist Dr James Dobson. Parents need to be in control because […]

    Smacking Ban Arrogant and Clumsy

    Thursday, June 30th, 2005

    Smacking Ban Arrogant and Clumsy (By Dr Rex Ahdar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, at the University of Otago; Christchurch Press, 30 June 2005, http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3329523a6220,00.html.) Why are so many bureaucrats, social scientists and self-styled children’s experts so insistent on abolishing the parental defence in section 59 of the Crimes Act permitting smacking of children? It […]

    Child deaths by neglect or violence from 1990 – 2001

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

    Child deaths by neglect or violence from 1990 – 2001 Some statistics on Child Abuse cases in NZ before Section 59 was amended: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/1257049 In New Zealand more Maori children than any other nationality are killed by neglect or violence. From 1990 to 2001, for every 100,000 children in New Zealand 24 Maori children were […]

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