Monday, 2 April 2007

2 April 2007 - tv3 - Gov't will not adopt 'anti-smacking' bill

Gov't will not adopt 'anti-smacking' bill

Mon-02-Apr-2007 5:13pm

In a shock move, the Government says it will not adopt the so-called 'anti-smacking' bill as its own.

Green MP Sue Bradford's bill aims to remove the defence of reasonable force if parents are arrested for assaulting their children.

The Government was controversially considering taking the bill on in order for it to be debated more frequently.

However Parliament goes into recess this Thursday, and the Prime Minister admits they have run out of time to get the bill passed before then.

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