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Petition of Brett Robertson: Declare infanticide and child abuse in New Zealand a National Emergency

Published date: 12 Feb 2020

Petition request

That the House of Representatives urge the Government to declare a national emergency to address the incidence of infant and child abuse and deaths in New Zealand as a result of violence.

Petition reason

I believe there are too many cases of infanticide, child murder, and violence towards children in New Zealand, and that despite the national outcry following the 2006 deaths of the Kahui twins, instances of infant & child deaths have become commonplace. New Zealand has a climate emergency; it should also call for a national emergency to address our high number of child deaths as a result of violence. I think this problem affects all New Zealanders.

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1 days left Closing date: 29 May 2020 NZ Time
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Number of Signatures: 29
Closing date: 29 May 2020