Kinship Carers Victoria

End physical punishment of children – protect Australian children

919 people have signed this petition to end physical punishment of Australian children.

In 1979, Sweden was the first country in the world to prohibit all physical punishment of children, including in the home. As of September 2022, 63 countries, including New Zealand, have done the same. Lawmakers in these countries listened to the experts in the field. They also listened to over 50 years of research that demonstrates the negative outcomes associated with the physical or corporal punishment of children.

It’s time Australia listened too! We need to prioritize the safety of children. This petition is calling on you to help a campaign to end physical punishment of children.

Please sign and ask others to sign the petition, which will be sent to Federal and State Attorneys General urging them to change legislation: