Legally Kidnapped

Shattering Your Child Welfare Delusions Since 2007

Thursday, July 30, 2009

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

NZ referendum to decide child discipline law

New Zealanders are about to vote on Friday on whether or not parents have the right to physically discipline their kids. They will start casting postal votes in a referendum on the country's controversial anti-smacking laws. But to most outsiders this exercise in direct democracy seems somewhat strange, and whatever the result, the politicians have said they have no intention of changing the law. But that hasn't dampened the passion on either side of this rather awkwardly worded question.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Guess what

It Could Happen To You