From 3 News
The penalty for ill-treating or neglecting a child has been increased from five years to 10 years imprisonment under a bill passed by Parliament. The Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) also creates a new offence of failing to take reasonable steps to protect a child or vulnerable adult from the risk of death, grievous bodily harm or sexual assault. The new offence carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.
Here’s the worst bit
Parliament voted 109-11 to pass it. The Green Party, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira and independent Chris Carter opposed it.
Shame on the Green party.