Smacking Law (2016)

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An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law

Released 11 February 2016

Executive Summary

Full Report

Media ReleaseAnalysis Shows Failure of Anti-Smacking Law”

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Media Coverage – TVNZ Breakfast


Why did we call the report “Defying Human Nature”?


Simon Barnett was correct in 2009, and he’s STILL correct!