In 2007, the New Zealand Parliament passed a Private Members Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. A petition in response to this law change forced a Citizens Initiated Referendum in July and August 2009. To help ensure that the opinions of children and young people will be heard, commencing in April 2009, New Zealand child helpline 0800WHATSUP (What’s Up) conducted a telephone survey of children and young people.


Creator | Kaihanga
Grant Taylor
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Barnardos New Zealand
Keywords | Kupu
children participation discipline crimes act smacking violence UNCRC
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I am the author / creator of this resource
This Research has
been peer reviewed by academics at a university
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Taylor, Grant. The 2009 Child Discipline Referendum ‘What Children And Young People Think About Parents’ Right To Hit Children’. Barnardos New Zealand. Wellington, 2009.

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