Never seen anything like it
7 minutes ago
This is not clear legislation. In creating this law, Parliament abandoned its constitutional responsibility to say with clarity just which conduct is criminal.
The section results from a political fudge. Whatever other views one takes about the topic of smacking, that much at least ought to be kept clear.
[Key] also confirmed National would introduce legislation before the end of the year ending the unemployment benefit for school-leavers under 18.