Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Labour to propose amendment to anti-smacking bill

Wed, 02 May 2007 9:13am

MPs who support the controversial bill to change the law on smacking will propose a last-minute amendment, to try to reassure parents they will not be prosecuted for minor smacking.
It is understood that the amendment is a Labour initiative and has been the subject of negotiation between it and other minor parties.
MPs will debate the bill again today ahead of church-led demonstrations for and against Sue Bradford's bill.
The Destiny Church will denounce the bill during a march in Wellington today, while the Anglicans will host a service to show their support for it.

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