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    Sue Reid: Smacking laws were never about the real issue of child abuse

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

    This was in the NZ Herald . It is a shame that we have a Families Commission that is driven by ideology rather than listening to families. Chief commissioner Jan Pryor espouses her beliefs that “positive parenting should never include a smack” (Herald, April 3). Her so-called justification for the anti-smacking laws are inflammatory and […]

    Smacking Equated with Torture and Death Penalty

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 May 2009 Smacking Equated with Torture and Death Penalty Family First NZ says that the United Nations Committee on Torture has equated a kiwi parent using a smack for the purpose of correction as a form of torture, and compared the anti-smacking law to the abolition of the death penalty. “This report […]

    Family Integrity #438 — Dodgy survey reporting from Children’s Commissioner

    Monday, November 17th, 2008

    16 November 2008 – Family Integrity #438 — Dodgy survey reporting from Children’s Commissioner Thanks to David Lane of SPCS for this contribution. It is merely a continuation of the Commissioner’s dodgy research, strategies, reports, pronouncements, speeches, press releases and reactions to efforts at proper debate since she first was appointed. Craig Smith National Director Family Integrity […]

    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 […]

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