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Scoop Full Coverage: Section 59 - Ouch!

Section 59: Bill Passes 2nd Reading 70 - 51 - The New Zealand Parliament can be applauded for passing the second reading of the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill, says Save the Children New Zealand's Executive Director, John Bowis. "The job now is to follow through by passing the bill, without watering it down with amendments, through committee and third reading stages. See... Protect Children From Abuse

  • Copeland speech on anti-smacking Bill
  • Tariana Turia Speech On Section 59
  • Jim Anderton Speech On "Anti Smacking" Bill
  • Families Commission - Families Commission On Section 59
  • Relationship Services - Support for Passing of Bill
  • New Zealand Plunket Society - Plunket welcomes great step for children
  • Barnardos - Parliament demonstrates principled leadership
  • Relationship Services - Support for Passing of Bill
  • National Network of Stopping Violence Services - Experts Predict Drop in Domestic Violence
  • Larry Baldock and Sheryl Savill - Petitions on Smacking, Families launched
  • Family First - Referendum - MP’s Avoiding Real Issues
  • Sensible Sentencing Trust - Ban smacking – build prisons says Watchdog
  • Caritas Aotearoa - Qualified support to so-called anti-smacking bill
  • Scoop Link - CommoNZ - MPs Voting
    Section 59: Nats Want Amendment to Bill - “I am seeking a sensible compromise with the amendments I intend to make to Sue Bradford’s Member’s Bill,” says National MP Chester Borrows. “The full National Party caucus supports my amendments, should the bill get to the committee stages. “I regard my amendments as a commonsense compromise and hope that other MPs in Parliament see the sense in what I am proposing. See... Section 59 amendments explained

  • The Kiwi Herald - Kiwi Herald: 'Red Bums Good' Says MP
  • Nanaia Mahuta - Minister backs anti-smacking bill
  • Greens - Interest in S59 welcomed, but fears unwarranted
  • National - Pacific Is parents concerned about smacking ban
  • Jim Anderton - Anti-smacking bill vote will be close
  • Commissioner For Children - Commissioner pushes for child protection
  • For The Sake Of Our Children - New Zealand"s "Secret" Exposed
  • For The Sake Of Our Children - Good Parents Will Become Criminals
  • Family First - Letter urges Parliament to Support Parents
  • Dave Crampton - Politicians urged, families before unworkable law
  • EPOCH NZ - 2nd Reading on the Crimes Amendment Bill Critical
  • Family Integrity - Family Integrity Calls For Dumping Of Bill
  • Lindsay Mitchell - Removal of S59 Gross Failure to Tackle Child Abuse
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