now we find out that we dont have to be spending $9 million on the poorly worded question about hitting chidren:
"The promoters of the petition forcing the referendum, Sheryl Saville, Larry Baldock and Bob McCoskrie, have a short window of time in which they could demonstrate some common sense and commitment to New Zealand families in these hard economic times, by withdrawing their petition," said Yes Vote spokesperson Deborah Morris-Travers.
Legally, the petition can be withdrawn by its promoters before the Governor-General issues the writ for the referendum, which must be done by Friday 3 July 2009.
it appears that the full responsibility for pulling the referendum lies with sheryl savill, as the instigator of the referendum. let's hope some serious pressure builds up during this week to get these people to withdraw, so that maybe we can focus on the rights of children during this recession rather than the rights of their parents to hit them.