Yet Another Review - Same Sales Pitch
Media Release - Family First NZ - 11 November 2009
Family First is labelling the latest report on the anti-smacking law as the 'Ostrich' report - the head in the sand
report - a non-independent report by a government department on behalf of the government trying to justify a flawed and
"Ironically they're trying to justify a law by saying it's doing nothing! And most disturbingly the child abuse and
assault rates march on - which the report acknowledges," says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
"There's plenty of evidence of investigation and persecution of good parents already provided by Family First, but the
bottom line is that the politicians are trying to justify criminalising an action that the overwhelming majority of
NZ'ers don't believe should be criminalised."
"We have never had so many reports trying to justify a law change!"
"As was famously stated, you can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig!"
"NZ'ers want the real causes of child abuse tackled - and urgently," says Mr McCoskrie.