Chris Cairns, perjury and the downfall of cricket
11 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.