Dear PM, will you keep your word?

There has been significant media coverage of the legal analysis we obtained from Chen Palmer regarding the actual effect of the anti-smacking law as opposed to what was promised by the politicians.

Promises broken on anti-smacking law – 3 News

Lobby group continues campaign against ‘anti-smacking law’TVNZ

Smacking law has criminalised parents – top lawyerNZ Herald

Legal Opinion Sets Up Challenge To Smacking (press release)

Smacking law has criminalised parents – top lawyerOtago Daily Times

Child discipline law ‘difficult to apply’Radio New Zealand

This interview with Sue Bradford is worth a quick listen – as she tries to explain the law!

Bob McCoskrie and Sue Bradford on child smacking – Newstalk ZB LISTEN HERE

If you haven’t already, please read the full legal analysis. There is a handy summary at the beginning and the end. It is vital that parents know the full facts around this issue.

The Prime Minister John Key has already dismissed the legal analysis. That is disappointing.

But please be assured – while good families are targeted by this flawed law, great parents are hauled before the courts, and their children removed by CYF, WE’LL KEEP FIGHTING!

See the evidence:

(My Mummy’s a Criminal 2011 & Mum on a Mission 2014)

Please consider donating towards this campaign. We sure do need your investment to protect good parents!

Kind regards




Bob McCoskrie
National Director – Family First NZ

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