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Bradford makes up the law of New Zealand as she goes along.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 21, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

Bradford makes up the law of New Zealand as she goes along.
Wednesday, 21.03.2007, 08:28am (GMT12)

Dishonesty and U-Turns in Anti-Smacking Campaign

20 March 2007

Dishonesty and U-Turns in Anti-Smacking Campaign

Green Party MP Sue Bradford appears willing to misrepresent the law in a desperate bid to get her private member’s bill outlawing smacking, into law. On the recent TV1 programme Agenda, hosted by Lisa Owen, Sue Bradford stated:

“It’s actually illegal now to smack your child”.

For More go to ……

http://agendatv.itmsconnect.com/Transcript17March2007/tabid/1217/Default.aspx  

She made this erroneous statement in an attempt to refute the claims made by critics of her bill, that if it is enacted into law, it will criminalise good parents who smack their kids using “reasonable force” for the purpose of correction. Bradford is wrong. It is NOT illegal now for a parent to smack their children if the action does not contravene the clear guidelines and purpose (“correction”) set out in s. 59 of the Crimes Act (1961) for the use of “reasonable force” (in “domestic discipline”). S. 59 provides a clear justification for the use of “reasonable force”, in the same way the other sections of the Act provide justification for the use of “reasonable force” (e.g. in self-defence s. 48 and s. 60 Force used by Ship Captains).

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2 Responses to “Bradford makes up the law of New Zealand as she goes along.”

  1. jay said

    She sucks, Boo Boo, throw her off,
    bring back Benson-Pope and his being smacked for being a naughty, kinky, boy
    act.
    Well? He never denied it. What an upstanding example and role model of: Double standards..

  2. Lisa said

    u suck jay

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