Yes Vote is claiming that because a couple of academics in Otago think the referendum is a waste of time, then it must be stopped.
One lecturer says the referendum is an "absolutely appalling waste of money” - FAIL
We all know it is Helen Clarks fault that it is going to cost $10 Million. She had the choice to have it in conjunction with the election. But she was more worried about her short term political prosepects than democracy
Another lecturer says the referendum has "no legal impact whatsoever” - FAIL
All referendums have no legal impact. Only Parliament can change the law. As a professer of law, Andrew Geddis should know what he's talking about.
New Zealand needs to have its say on this issue. We forced a referendum so that New Zealanders could tell the Government what they think of the Anti-Smacking law.
I think we all know that paying for lecturers such as these is an 'appalling waste of money'.