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Borrows’ amendment to ‘anti-smacking’ bill rejected.

Posted by watchingcyfswatchnewzealand on March 29, 2007

As posted on CYFSWATCH NZ

Borrows’ amendment to ‘anti-smacking’ bill rejected.
Thursday, 29.03.2007, 07:53am (GMT12)

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National MP Chester BorrowsNational MP Chester Borrows

The so-called anti-smacking bill has passed a major hurdle in Parliament and is now well on its way to becoming law.

MPs voted last night 63 to 58 to reject the amendment proposed by National MP Chester Borrows, which would have allowed parents to use reasonable force.

The bill still has to pass through a second reading in Parliament, but if that level of support is maintained it will be passed into law.

The Government has approached the bill’s author Sue Bradford, and she has agreed to it taking up the bill as its own, if necessary, to ensure it passes.

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