Family First have released a report analysing the 2007 anti-smacking law which states that there is not a single social indicator relating to the abuse of children that has shown significant or sustained improvement since the passing of the law and that they’ve continued to get worse.
Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie joined Paul Henry to discuss the report.
Mr McCoskrie says that while the law change may have been well-intentioned it did not address the real issue of abusive parents.
The repeal of section 59 of the Crimes Act in 2007 removed the defence of “reasonable force” for adults who smacked their children.
Watch the video to see the full interview with Mr McCoskrie.