Conviction no secret
2 November 2000 Media Statement
Ruth Dyson said today that a drug-related
conviction from her youth had been declared on every Labour
Party nomination form she had filled in.
She said she was
convicted and fined on a charge of possession of cannabis
when a teenager.
Helen Clark has long been aware of this
"I find it sickening that some 25 years later
someone has anonymously passed this information to
journalists," Ruth Dyson
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Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme
Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room.
Yet when taken in tandem with the actions already taken by the Ardern government to outlaw rapid fire rifles and shotguns, there is ample reason to conclude that the buy-back and amnesty scheme announced this morning will indeed save lives in New Zealand. More>>