With regard Section 59, are you suggesting a return to the pre Sue Bradford state, where whipping and belting parents escaped prosecution because of the clause/ Or do you have an alternate ammendment to put foward. I’d love to hear it Mr Dennis.
Greenfly, very few parents escaped “whipping and beating” because of the clause. At present we are suggesting a return to the original state of the law, because that is the simplest way to fix the ridiculous situation we are currently in. Given the current level of publicity around this I would find it unlikely that many juries would let someone off for beating using this clause.
Adjusting the wording to specifically allow smacking and disallow beating could possibly be done later if it were deemed necessary, but we have no plans to do this at present, the important thing now is to fix the current stupid law, Which you think is a good law. I doubt we’ll ever agree on this one Greenfly.