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'Anti-Smacking' Bill To Be Caned

June 2006

'Anti-Smacking' Bill To Be Caned

"Family Integrity v. State Intrusion Into Families". This is the topic that Mr Craig Smith, National Director of Family Integrity and the Home Education Foundation, will address at 8 p.m. as guest speaker at the 2006 AGM of the Society for Promotion of Community Standards to be held on Monday 19 June at Connolly Hall, Guilford Tce, Thorndon, Wellington.

All members of the Public and Society members and friends are invited to attend the lecture. Society members are invited to attend the AGM 7-8 p.m. The lecture commencing at 8 p.m. will be followed by discussion and then supper at about 9.15 p.m.

Craig Steven Smith, 55, was born in Sanger, California, and grew up on a wine vineyard near Fresno. He was educated at Sanger High School and University of California, Fresno. He has a BA in Social Policy from Massey University.

Craig immigrated to New Zealand in 1973, worked for the National Airways Corporation and Air New Zealand for nine years, was the Rawleighs Man for Palmerston North for 13 years, and in 1998 went full-time with the Home Education Foundation (a charitable trust).

He founded Family Integrity to combat state intrusion into families a year before Bradford's Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. He an his wife Barbara have six children. For more details see: www.familyintegrity.org and www.hef.org.nz


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