Sadly, not all people are perfect.
The woman who smacked her son and became the "Poster Parent" for the anti-smackers has been sent to jail for an unrelated assult.
No one ever claimed this woman was perfect. What we claimed was that her actions were not abuse - a claim backed by the facts and the courts.
We also claimed that CYFS was wildly out of line - and evidence still remains that that is the case.
Russell Brown stick the knife in, and gives it a good twist.
Note: I've made the decision to redact significant parts of today's post because they may breach a suppression order relating to an earlier case. This seriously vexes me, because it has the effect of protecting some people — most notably Family First's Bob McCoskrie — who have been dishonest about their role in what happened.
Implication is a good way if impugning character without stating facts.
Bob has never, ever advocated child abuse, or behaviours that would lead to it. Neither have I or most (sadly I cannot say all) advocates of parental rights.