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Family First protest

Family First protest

In the early 2000s Family First was one of a number of conservative groups that opposed proposed legislation restricting the use of corporal punishment on children – the so-called 'anti-smacking' bill. Family First declared the measure would undermine parental authority and campaigned to stop it being passed. This included a protest march along Wellington's Lambton Quay in March 2007. The bill became law later that year.

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Cause interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34982/family-first-protest (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012