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  • Police admit they may prosecute for smacking cases initially considered “reasonable force in the circumstances”

    Friday, July 17th, 2009

    FROM: http://www.big-news.blogspot.com/ Police admit they may prosecute for smacking cases initially considered “reasonable force in the circumstances” Police have not ruled out prosecuting a parent who lightly – and with reasonable force – smacks their child, despite proponents of a law change on smacking saying it will never happen. Prior to 2007, if a parent […]

    Family Integrity #444 — Bill to change S59 again

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    Family Integrity #444 — Bill to change S59 again. Greetings all, Some possible good news here. Regards, Craig Smith Family Integrity Plan to change smacking law Last updated 10:55 19/03/2009 http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/2276646/Plan-to-change-smacking-law Dominion Post ACT MP John Boscawen is going to try to amend the anti-smacking law by bringing a member’s bill to Parliament. He said […]

    Bradford Encourages Parents to Carry On Smacking

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

    From: http://christiannews.co.nz/2008/bradford-encourages-parents-to-carry-on-smacking/ Bradford Encourages Parents to Carry On Smacking In a stunning turnaround, Green MP Sue Bradford has told parents that smacking is not a criminal offence and implied that groups like Barnardos, Plunket, Every Child Counts and politicians who have said that the aim of the law was to ban parents physically punishing their […]

    Critique of the so-called ‘anti-smacking law’

    Sunday, September 28th, 2008

    Critique of the so-called ‘anti-smacking law’. Old Section 59: Every parent of a child and…every person in the place of the parent of a child is justified in using force by way of correction towards the child, if the force used is reasonable in the circumstances. New Section 59: Parental Control (1) Every parent of […]

    Section 59 old and new

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008

    Old Section 59: Every parent of a child and…every person in the place of the parent of a child is justified in using force by way of correction towards the child, if the force used is reasonable in the circumstances. New Section 59: Parental Control (1) Every parent of a child and every person in […]

    The Repeal of Parental Authority and Turning Parents into Criminals

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    The Repeal of Parental Authority and Turning Parents into Criminals This pamphlet will first look at Section 59; then at the Bill; then at what might be called the “Unintended Consequences” of the Bill; then finally make some recommendations. When we changed websites these brochures were lost in the change. Sorry this was not picked […]

    Queensland – Laws a legal minefield: lawyer

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/queensland/antismacking-laws-a-legal-minefield-lawyer/2008/06/30/1214677902879.html Laws a legal minefield: lawyer Christine Kellett | June 30, 2008 – 11:59AM Anti-smacking laws to punish Queensland parents who used “excessive force” to discipline their children could be too hard to prosecute, a lawyer has warned. Moves by the Labor Party to toughen its stance on smacking were made at its state conference […]