Parliament

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

 

Prisons no place for Government ideology


Prisons no place for Government ideology

National is panning the Government's decision to end public-private partnerships in prisons, outlined in the Corrections Bill introduced into Parliament today.

"The Government likes to talk about public-private partnerships, where the public and private sector work together to deliver public services. But the Government is now ending this very sort of partnership which provides for the Auckland Central Remand Prison," says Corrections spokesman, Tony Ryall.

"If public-private partnerships are fine for roads, why aren't they good enough for prisons? If public-private partnerships are commonsense, why then this Bill?

"This is left-wing ideology gone mad. It's clear the spa pool liberals are well and truly in control of our justice system.

"Quite frankly, the actions of the public prisons service are shameful. This year alone, we've seen killers paroled to live next door to their victims' families, parole reporting times ignored, sentences not enforced and cuts to supervision of child sex offenders."

Mr Ryall says National will encourage private sector involvement in providing prison services.

"National believes it is time for a major review of the prison service in New Zealand. The private sector could do this a lot better than Margaret Wilson," says Mr Ryall.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election