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

 


Stop the ‘blame game’ on killer’s bail


Stop the ‘blame game’ on killer’s bail

National is calling for a high-level independent inquiry into the ‘fury of finger-pointing’ surrounding the freeing on bail of insane mental patient Jesse Moore.

Moore walked from court on bail last year and later that day murdered his father’s former partner.

“Serious questions must be asked,” says National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. “They can be answered only by a high-level inquiry by a QC.

“There is so much finger-pointing going on here that someone needs to discover what went wrong. This case has parallels with the sad situation of Mark Burton.

“Everyone is blaming everyone else. The system cannot let this happen again.

“The judges are pointing at the police and health professionals for failing to provide full information to the presiding judge.

“The health board is blaming ‘miscommunication’ to the judge, insisting that the bail hearing was twice told there was no guarantee Moore would not commit another violent act.

“The police, who opposed bail, are blaming the health authorities for saying Moore could be safely bailed.

“Moore’s lawyer is also concerned about the performance of mental health in this case.

“This is a tragic case that needs to be clarified. The ‘blame game’ is not going to help anyone. We must get to the core of why this happened before there is a repeat," Mr Ryall says.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news