Resource material

Repeal 59 Campaign Material

Unreasonable Force - New Zealand's Journey Towards Banning the Physical Punishment of Children PDF (2.2 MBytes)
New Zealand - 4 years post the law change PDF (81 KBytes)

Submissions to Select Committee

ACYA  2006 PDF (42 KBytes)
Barnados 2006 PDF (158 KBytes)
EPOCH NZ 2006 PDF (191 KBytes)
Institute of Public Policy AUT PDF (76 KBytes)
Paediatric Society 2006 PDF (61 KBytes)
Peter Newell 2006 PDF (86 KBytes)
RNZ Plunket Society Inc  2006 PDF (180KBytes)
Save the Children 2006 PDF (70 KBytes)
UNICEF NZ  2006 PDF (217 KBytes)
Communications to MPs  
Briefing Sheet 1 PDF (43 KBytes)
Briefing Sheet 2 PDF (52 KBytes)
Briefing Sheet 3 PDF (54 KBytes)
Briefing Sheet 4 PDF (56 KBytes)
Briefing Sheet 5 PDF (50 KBytes)
Briefing Sheet 6 PDF (50 KBytes)
EPOCH NZ Letter to MPs Oct 2006 PDF (18 KBytes)
Agencies in support of the Bill (PDF 348KBytes)
Agencies opposed to the Bill (PDF 27 KBytes)
Swedish letter (PDF 23 KBytes)
Media kit (PDF 1.4MBytes)
Statement by New Zealand Anglican Bishops  
Epoch Paper: 'Physical Punishment of Children and the Child Discipline Law' PDF (290KBytes)
Physical punishment of children in New Zealand – six years after law reform. PDF (445KBytes)
Speech to Conference Barcelona 1997 Dr Penelope Leach PDF (342KBytes)
Documents associated with law reform  
Parliamentary record of progress of the Bill (External website)
The original Bill (PDF 109KBytes)
Select Committee Report (PDF 78KBytes)
Bill as reported back from Select Committee (PDF 34KBytes)
Bill as reported back after Committee Stage (PDF 236KBytes)
Chester Borrows proposed amendment (PDF 195 KBytes)
Judy Turner Proposed amendment (PDF 118 KBytes)
David Benson-Pope’s Amendment (PDF 101 KBytes)
Peter Dunne’s Amendment (PDF 100 KBytes)
Sue Bradford’s Speech at the Bill's Third Reading (External website)
Substituted S59 in the Crimes Act 1961 (PDF 75 KBytes)
Leaflet on the effect of law change No 1 (2 pages) (PDF 78 KBytes)
Leaflet on effect of law change No 2 (1 Page) (PDF 80 KBytes)
International Documents  
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (External website)
UNICEF Innocenti report (External website)
Statement of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the launch of the Global Initiative April 2001 (PDF 78KBytes)
Media items  
Murray Edridge April 2006 (PDF 11KBytes)
Letter to NZ Herald May 2007 - Dr Ian Hassall (PDF 3KBytes)
Letter to NZ Herald April 2007 - Dr Ian Hassall (PDF 3KBytes)
Barnados re Waitakere City 2006 (PDF 29KBytes)
Advert commentary (PDF 17KBytes)
Publications related to s59  
List of Useful References 2007 (PDF 6KBytes)
Just who do we think children are? 
Authors Debski, Russell and  Buckley
(PDF 428KBytes)
“The Impact of A TV programme on attitudes to physical punishment”  Beth Wood and Sue Buckley (PDF 37KBytes)
Views of parents who don't smack  (PDF 40KBytes)
 "Physical punishment in the home in New Zealand" Sept 1993 Dr Gabrielle Maxwell  (External Link to abstract)
 "The Effects of Sweden's Ban on Physical Punishment" May 2004 Goran Hakansson   (PDF 442 KBytes)
Papers and opinion pieces  
“What does God think about hitting children” 2005
Glynn Cardy
(PDF 20KBytes)
Dr Ian Hassall May 2007 (PDF 12KBytes)
Dr Ian Hassall Nov 2007 (PDF 10KBytes)
John Hancock 2004 (PDF 101KBytes)
Dr Ian Hassall April 2007 (PDF 5KBytes)
Dr Ian Hassall May 2006 (PDF 8KBytes)
Beth Wood and Peter Newell (PDF 47KBytes)
Terry Dobbs May 2007 (PDF 9KBytes)
Dr Emma Davies 2006 (PDF 12KBytes)
Beth Wood and Terry Dobbs 2003 (PDF 54KBytes)
Beth Wood and Robert Ludbrook 2003 (PDF 1.4MBytes)

Physical punishment of children: effects and evolution

(PDF 178KBytes)
Letter to the Editor from Epoch (PDF 300KBytes)
Beth Wood Violence free childhood 2016 (PDF 300KBytes)
Beth Wood Ending Physical Punishment of Children 2000 (PDF 184KBytes)
Beth Wood: The Role of the Professional in changing attitudes about physical punishment of children 2000 (PDF 71KB)
Robert Ludbrook and Beth Wood: Children's Rights to Safety PDF 1.30MBytes)
"Taking Smacking Seriously"  2001 Rex Adhar and James Allan Weblink
"Physical Punishment of Children: Where are we at in New Zealand?" 1998 Beth Wood, Marie Russell and Mandy Smith (PDF 588KBytes)
2008 Referendum  
Media Kit (PDF 113KB)
Referendum Briefing Sheet No 1 (PDF 75KB)


Sue Bradford's Valedictory Speech Weblink
Material not available electronically can be provided on request
"Children are Unbeatable - 7 Very good reasons not to hit children" by Rhonda Pritchard  


NZ 4 years post law change