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    Smacking Panel Must See the Real Evidence

    Monday, September 7th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 8 September 2009 Smacking Panel Must See the Real Evidence Family First NZ is welcoming the appointment of Nigel Latta to the s59 Review Process but is concerned by his comments that he will not be meeting with any lobby groups. “Nigel Latta has said ‘I did not agree with the original law […]

    Smacking debate proves both parties want to play nanny

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009

    Smacking debate proves both parties want to play nanny http://www.stuff.co.nz/opinion/2815488/Smacking-debate-proves-both-parties-want-to-play-nanny By MICHAEL LAWS – Sunday Star Times Last updated 09:47 30/08/2009 OPINION: Is John Key thick? Or does the prime minister think that we are? These are the only two possible explanations, after a week in which the National Party leader exposed a hubris that […]

    Open Letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

    Larry Baldock The Kiwi Party Press Release Open Letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Parliament, Wellington 26 August, 2009 Dear Prime Minister, As you are aware I have led and organised the recent Citizens Initiated Referendum on the amendment to section 59 of the Crimes Act that has given all New Zealanders a […]

    More Window Dressing on a Rejected Law

    Monday, August 24th, 2009

    MEDIA RELEASE 25 August 2009 More Window Dressing on a Rejected Law Family First NZ says that the government has done more ‘compromise’ on a ‘compromise’ law but the window dressing is a cynical attempt to ignore the overwhelming majority of NZ’ers who reject the anti-smacking law. “The Police have already been doing regular reviews […]

    The anti-smacking law: Only a law change is morally acceptable

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

    From beretta-online The anti-smacking law: Only a law change is morally acceptable 4 Comments NZ Prime Minister John Key is saying that he takes the referendum outcome seriously, and that he wants to reassure parents that they will not be investigated or prosecuted just for smacking a child. See the story here. Police and Child […]

    The Message is Clear…Decriminalise Light Smacking

    Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

    The Message is Clear… Decriminalise Light Smacking WOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING 2 MINUTES TO SEND AN IMPORTANT EMAIL? Tomorrow morning, and in response to the whopping 88% who voted NO in the Referendum, John Key will be going to Cabinet to recommend ‘increased safeguards’, guidelines and ‘a level of comfort’ for parents under the anti-smacking […]

    Write to John Key NOW

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

    Key signals protection for parents http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2778529/Key-signals-protection-for-parents By GRAHAME ARMSTRONG, COLIN ESPINER – Sunday Star Times Police and Child Youth and Family officials will be warned to not prosecute parents for lightly smacking their children. Prime Minister John Key told the Sunday Star-Times in Sydney yesterday he was planning to introduce “increased safeguards” to prevent parents […]

    They did not drown out the voice of the people! So what now?

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

    The Kiwi Party Press Release Kiwi Party Leader and referendum petition organiser Larry Baldock was thrilled by the provisional results released tonight by Chief Electoral Office. “My wife and I spent 18 months travelling through this country three times listening to people from all walks of life as they signed the petition on street corners, […]

    Key says no to changing smacking law

    Friday, August 21st, 2009

    Key says no to changing smacking law http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/2776861/Key-says-no-to-changing-smacking-law By TOM FITZSIMONS, COLIN ESPINER and CLIO FRANCIS – The Dominion Post Smacking referendum results by electorates Pro-smacking campaigners are calling on the Government to fast-track a law change to allow parents to smack their children, after a thumping referendum victory. But Prime Minister John Key says […]

    Anti-smacking side concede loss likely

    Thursday, August 20th, 2009

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/2773068/Anti-smacking-side-concede-loss-likely Anti-smacking side concede loss likely By MICHAEL FOX – Stuff.co.nz HOT ISSUE: Larry Baldock with boxes of petitions in 2008. The petition, circulated nationwide, led to the referendum. Campaigners on both sides of the smacking debate believe a referendum result due out tonight will be a victory for those who opposed a controversial 2007 […]

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