Rotten Parents targetted

Newstalk ZB 01 January 2009

Family First has come out guns blazing on the first day of the year, targeting “rotten parents”. The lobby group has released a raft of priorities it believes will help protect good parents, and reduce child abuse and domestic violence. National Director Bob McCoskrie says amending the anti-smacking law is his top priority. He says the law is wasting police and CYFS resources, while child abuse and family violence go on. Bob McCoskrie says the law should be clarified so good parents are protected, and child abusers are more effectively targeted.