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Opponents of Sue Bradford's anti-smacking bill have stepped up their campaign to stop it being passed.
Family First, For the Sake of our Children, the Sensible Sentencing Trust and Grey Power have re-launched a petition against the bill. To date the petition has more than 50,000 signatures. It is aiming to hit 300,000 by the end of the year.
Tomorrow full page advertisements will be taken out in four of the country's major newspapers.
Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie says it is deplorable the bill is being rushed through Parliament under urgency. He says if 300,000 signatures are collected the Government will be forced to hold a referendum.