From this mornings news:
Perth man fined $1,000 for 'smacking' his neighbours 8 year old.son, after the boys mother pressed charges.
The 63 year old pleaded guilty to common assault after he slapped the child 8 times around the face.****edit: it was 5 times not 8, that was a typo..*
On the day of the incident in December 2011 the offender was at home while the child and various other children had been ringing the doorbell all day and doing a runner.
The offender then took the child home to his mother to explain what happened.