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Changing attitudes indicate Australia open to banning smacking of children

Australia should join 65 other nations that have passed laws against corporal punishment of children in all settings to advance its goal of reducing all forms of violence against children, QUT researchers say.

Dr Divna Haslam and Professor Ben Mathews from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) said the time was right for legislation to ban corporal punishment.

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