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Scoop Full Coverage of Anti-Smacking Bill

Section 59: Maori Party Offers Critical Votes For Repeal - We have been asked to support a Bill, as amended by the select Committee. A Bill which is motivated by the need to protect children. We believe that Parliament has an important role in dispelling the illusion that violence is normal and acceptable. We believe that statements of aspiration are important in encouraging whanau to create and maintain violence-free homes. We welcome the initiative of Sue Bradford in this regard. See... Maori Party Position on Repeal of Section 59
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  • Greens - Law Commission clarifies S59 position
  • United Future - Copeland welcomes Law Commission letter
  • NZ Govt - Maori Party finally puts tamariki first
  • ACT New Zealand - Parliament To Ignore Public On Smacking Bill
  • Parent.org.nz - Well done Maori Party
  • Public Health Association - For the sake of Maori children, s59 must go
  • Commissioner For Children - MPs encouraged to do what is right for children
  • Young Labour - Family First Fantasy Facts Figures and Fabrication
  • Family First - Young Labour rejects Labour vote on Bradford Bill
  • Family First - Bradford should observe democratic process
  • Family First - MP’s should ignore Bradford threats
  • Family First - Pacific Island Leaders call on MP’s to reject bill
  • Family First - Prominent Lawyers dispute Labour, Greens on bill
  • Family First - Law Comm'n Opinion on Smacking Bill Confirms Fears
  • Family Integrity - Unenforcable Due to Lack of Definitions
  • See Also: Scoop Full Coverage: Section 59 Bill Second Reading

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