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S59 Poll Results Gives Mixed Message - Greens

Today's Herald poll on attitudes to the Section 59 law change shows just how confused next year's referendum question is, Green Party Children's Issues Spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

Power: Labour's Broken Promise On Law & Order No 1: Sentencing For Gangs

Today's escalating gang problems and the burgeoning manufacture and trade in the evil drug methamphetamine can be laid fairly and squarely at the feet of a lazy Labour Government, says National Party Justice spokesman Simon Power

Greens Support Removal Of Tobacco Displays From Retail Outlets

The Green Party strongly supports the call to remove tobacco displays from their prominent position next to checkout counters in most supermarkets and dairies around New Zealand.

Bradford Encourages Parents To Carry On Smacking

In a stunning turnaround, Green MP Sue Bradford has told parents that smacking is not a criminal offence and implied that groups like Barnardos, Plunket, Every Child Counts and politicians who have said that the aim of the law was to ban parents physically punishing their children are misleading

Peters: Debates And Coalitions

Peters: Debates And Coalitions

New Zealand First will not get into debates about debates but is happy to publicly discuss the real issues facing the country at any time any place.

Fitzsimons: Bully-Boy Tactics Attempt To Gag MMP Parties

Fitzsimons: Bully-Boy Tactics Attempt To Gag MMP Parties

The Green Party is disappointed that TV3 has allowed itself to be bullied by Helen Clark and John Key, and effectively gagged the MMP parties.

Kedgley: Consumer Protection More Vital Than Trade In Chinese Food Scandal

In the wake of the European Union's ban on imports of all Chinese milk-related products for children over the weekend, the New Zealand Government must put consumers before trade deals in its handling of the melamine scandal, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says.

Family Party: Fixing Smacking Law Family Party Priority

Family Party: Fixing Smacking Law Family Party Priority

29 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Fixing the flawed smacking law was amongst the Top 10 Policy priorities released by the Family Party on Saturday.

The party aims to reinstate Section 59 of the Crimes Act to afford parents who responsibly smack their children protection from criminal liability.

Family First: Another Smacking Poll - Same Response

Family First: Another Smacking Poll - Same Response

29 September 2008 - Family First NZ says that the NZ Herald poll showing 86% opposition to the anti-smacking law is further proof that the law is fundamentally wrong and should be changed.

English: Repealing The EFA & Reinstating Free Speech

English: Repealing The EFA & Reinstating Free Speech

28 September 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says all New Zealanders with an interest in free speech will welcome John Key's confirmation today that a National-led Government will repeal the oppressive Electoral Finance Act.