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Labour's Justice Policy an Admission of Failure

Friday 5 Jul 2002

ACT leader Richard Prebble says Labour's justice policy, promising tougher sentences, is three years too late.

"Ninety-two percent of the electorate voted for Norm Withers' referendum for tougher sentences - that's three times as many as voted for Labour at the last election.

"Labour for three years has been putting out the spin that they are toughening up on crime. In reality, they are going softer.

"So why should anyone believe Labour's justice policy? In fact, an independent internet poll which asked "which party offers the best solution to violent offending?" shows only 4.1 percent believe Labour has the best policy, while ACT is way ahead of the other parties with 45.8 percent support for our tough approach to crime," Mr Prebble said.

PS. The poll is at


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