Scoop Full Coverage: Section 59 - Ouch!

Published: Fri 23 Feb 2007 07:33 AM

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
ALSO:Copeland speech on anti-smacking BillTariana Turia Speech On Section 59Jim Anderton Speech On "Anti Smacking" BillFamilies Commission - Families Commission On Section 59Relationship Services - Support for Passing of BillNew Zealand Plunket Society - Plunket welcomes great step for childrenBarnardos - Parliament demonstrates principled leadershipRelationship Services - Support for Passing of BillNational Network of Stopping Violence Services - Experts Predict Drop in Domestic ViolenceLarry Baldock and Sheryl Savill - Petitions on Smacking, Families launchedFamily First - Referendum - MP’s Avoiding Real IssuesSensible Sentencing Trust - Ban smacking – build prisons says WatchdogCaritas Aotearoa - Qualified support to so-called anti-smacking billScoop 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
ALSO:The Kiwi Herald - Kiwi Herald: 'Red Bums Good' Says MPNanaia Mahuta - Minister backs anti-smacking billGreens - Interest in S59 welcomed, but fears unwarrantedNational - Pacific Is parents concerned about smacking banJim Anderton - Anti-smacking bill vote will be closeCommissioner For Children - Commissioner pushes for child protectionFor The Sake Of Our Children - New Zealand"s "Secret" ExposedFor The Sake Of Our Children - Good Parents Will Become CriminalsFamily First - Letter urges Parliament to Support ParentsDave Crampton - Politicians urged, families before unworkable lawEPOCH NZ - 2nd Reading on the Crimes Amendment Bill CriticalFamily Integrity - Family Integrity Calls For Dumping Of BillLindsay Mitchell - Removal of S59 Gross Failure to Tackle Child Abuse
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