Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Newman Misleads Over Crime Stat Allegations

29 August 2002

Newman Misleads Over Crime Stat Allegations


ACT police spokesperson Muriel Newman is incorrect and misleading in her claims relating to crime figures released last month, Justice Minister Phil Goff said today.

“Ms Newman alleges in a statement issued today that I and Police Minister George Hawkins ‘refused to release the real crime statistics and instead released misleading figures showing crime was declining.’

“This allegation is completely false and Ms Newman knows it.

“The figures released were exactly those as provided by the New Zealand Police. They were provisional figures for the ten months to 30 April 2002. That they were provisional only was stressed to the media.

“The provisional figures were released because they had been requested under the Official Information Act by ACT MP Rodney Hide. Mr Hide’s request was complied with.

“If Ms Newman is disputing the veracity of the figures released then she is accusing the New Zealand Police of lying. Such a suggestion is scurrilous.

“The only person guilty of misleading anyone is Ms Newman,” Mr Goff said.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news