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Goff's been there, done that on law change plan


Goff's been there, done that on law change plan

National's Tony Ryall says the Justice Minister's just "dusting off" the promise of an amendment to the Crimes Act covering gender-based sexual offences that he first made back in January 2000.

"Phil Goff would have us believe that the current publicity around the case of a woman in her 20's having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy has prompted him to act immediately.

"He's made the promise several times before.

"As far back as January 2000, the Minister pledged action saying he intended to get an amendment to the Crimes Act on to the legislative agenda that year to "end the outdated and discriminatory nature of some of the gender-based sexual offences".

"He went further, saying the law "makes no sense and should have been remedied a long time ago."

"I expect Mr Goff's pledge this time around to be more than the 'all talk no action' he delivered on a proposed law change three years ago," says Mr Ryall.


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