Below: A September, 2011 60 Minutes segment showing an interview with Adam Blakester, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), regarding the use of smacking & physical punishment.
Below: An April, 2010 Network Ten program, the 7PM Project, ran a panel discussion on the subject of smacking children.
Below:Uploaded on Mar 8, 2009: Interview with UK professor of child psychiatry Sir Michael Rutter regarding discipline, punishment and abuse.
Below: Elizabeth T. Gershoff, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who researches in areas associated with adolescence, young childhood, infancy and parenting, is interviewed on discipline, incl spanking of children by parents.
Below: A July 2010 Canadian video comment from The Straight Dope. This seems to be a carefully-considered and fairly well-researched comment on why using corporal punishment to corrrect misbehaviour in children should cease.
On July 26, 2013, The Conversation published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Susan Moloney, the President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians' paediatrics and child health division. The piece is titled 'Let's talk about making smacking children illegal' and argues for the abolition of the use of corporal punishment by parents on their children.
The full text can be accessed at http://theconversation.com/lets-talk-about-making-smacking-children-illegal-16399
On May 29, 2013, The Australian Institute of Family Studies produced a background paper for the Australian Parliament titled 'Corporal Punishment: Key issues'. Among other information, the paper includes an outline of the legal situation in the different Australian states and territories regarding the corporal punishment of children.
The full text can be found at http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/sheets/rs19/rs19.html
On November 9, 2011, CNN ran a report titled 'In Sweden, a generation of kids who've never been spanked'. The piece gives an overview of the situation in Sweden and the United States regarding the physical punishment of children.
The full text of this report can be accessed at http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/09/world/sweden-punishment-ban