Thursday, March 15, 2007

Congratulations Taito Phillip Field!

His delaying tactics of introducing 50 last minute amendments will delay the passing of the controversial anti-smacking bill. This will mean more time for Labour and Maori Party MP's to be put under pressure. Lawyers have lately come out saying it is a badly worded law, and that parents who simply lightly smack their kids could end up in a police cell over night.


Unfortunately Chester Borrows amendment failed which would have actually defined reasonable force, and was a good middle ground.

3 comments:

emmy said...

The Borrows amendment hasn't had its vote yet due to last nights filibuster.

william fussey said...

Really? Cheers for that Emmy. Either the media misinformed me or I suffered a misunderstanding!

Andy Moore said...

Hey William, this is Andy from the Act conference.

check out

Kiwis want to keep Section 59

This website helps you to email the MPs, and also has updates on the Section 59 debate.

cheers mate, see you round.