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    SMACKING CASES HIT GOOD PARENTS – Legal Expert

    Monday, November 17th, 2014

    SMACKING CASES HIT GOOD PARENTS – Legal Expert Media Release 17 November 2014 An independent legal analysis of court cases involving prosecutions for smacking since the anti-smacking law was passed has found that the anti-smacking law is complicated, difficult to apply, and lower courts are getting it wrong. The analysis by Public Law Specialists Chen Palmer also […]

    PM Misleading Public on Smacking Prosecutions

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 January 2014 Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister is now misrepresenting the facts relating to smacking prosecutions. The Dominion Post and the Sunday Star Times have already had to print corrections because of misrepresenting these facts. “A number of media outlets and editorials claimed that police have prosecuted just eight […]

    Saturday, April 20th, 2013

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 April 2013 A Smack as Part of Good Parental Correction Works – Study Family First NZ says that a study just published shows that smacking does no harm as long as the child knows it is for the right reasons and feels loved – contrary to politicians in New Zealand criminalising these […]

    Eleventh review of Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007

    Friday, April 19th, 2013

    If Craig was alive he would have much to say about this Media Release. It is very concerning that Mr Burgess says “Due to the low prosecution rate, initial fears that ‘good parents’ would be criminalised continues to be proven wrong,” Mr Burgess is wrong. This law has had a huge impact on families. All […]

    National Voters Want Smacking Law Change – Poll

    Sunday, March 17th, 2013

    18 March 2013 National Voters Want Smacking Law Change – Poll A poll of New Zealanders has found that 3 out of 4 voters want the anti-smacking law amended, and the support is strongest from National, NZ First and Maori party voters. In the poll of 1,000 people undertaken by Curia Market Research, respondents were […]

    Disturbing Trends in Latest Smacking Report

    Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Disturbing Trends in Latest Smacking Report 23 August 2012 Media Release 24 August 2012 Family First NZ says that the latest review of police activity related to the anti-smacking law shows disturbing trends. “The latest sales pitch on the smacking law by police will be cold comfort to parents. Almost 550 kiwi families have had […]

    Parents Demand Apology For Inaccurate Smacking Review

    Friday, August 24th, 2012

    MEDIA RELEASE 24 August 2012 Parents Demand Apology For Inaccurate Smacking Review A Timaru couple whose experience of the anti-smacking law was used in the Prime Minister’s report on Section 59 by psychologist Nigel Latta, and whose integrity and honesty was called in to question along with a number of other parents, now have the […]

    10th review of Crimes Amendment Act 2007 (Substitution Section 59)

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    Please read this link before reading the report below: http://familyintegrity.org.nz/2012/parents-demand-apology-for-inaccurate-smacking-review/ ****************************************** Police has published its tenth review of activity following enactment of the Crimes (Substituted s 59) Amendment Act 2007. This review covers the period 22 June to 21 December 2011. 500 child assault events were attended by police during this period.  Of these, 23 […]

    Parenting ‘Risky Business In Terms Of Legal Consequences’ – Lawyers

    Thursday, July 21st, 2011

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2011 Family First NZ says that lawyers have sent a clear warning to parents regarding the anti-smacking law – that parenting is now a risky business and parents should always seek legal advice when facing complaints about smacking, no matter how reasonable or appropriate they believe their actions to be. “One […]

    My Mummy’s A Criminal

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

    My Mummy’s A Criminal WWW.PROTECTGOODPARENTS.ORG.NZ – In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just […]

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