No U turn – no matter what public opinion says, 30 Jan 2008 05:25a.m.


The MP behind the law that banned smacking of children doesn’t believe a petition and referendum has any chance of succeeding.

The Family First lobby group is just 27-thousand signatures short of the 300-thousand needed for its petition to force referendum on the issue.

Green MP Sue Bradford says, even if the majority of the public want a change in the law, parliament won’t necessarily go along with it.


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