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


Budget 2005: Police Get Too Little, Too Late

Hon. Tony Ryall MP
National Police Spokesman
19 May 2005

Budget 2005: Police get too little, too late

National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall, says the Budget does nothing to restore the public's confidence in the police that has been shattered by the Labour Government.

"Lifting frontline officers by a pathetic 120 is way too little, way too late, and will not be noticed on the streets where the extra help is needed.

"George Hawkins has again failed to deliver. He has again let down the police and the citizens of this country by failing to get more resources.

"Michael Cullen crows about how this Budget will give New Zealand a record 10,000 police, but the facts are that the number of police has not kept up with our population growth.

"Labour's lack of commitment shows how out of touch they are with mainstream New Zealand. Crime is a big worry for most people and they are looking to the Government to deal with their concerns.

"This country needs more police than this Government is giving us and it needs a Police Minister who is capable of delivering them.

"We must restore confidence in the police so they can do their job efficiently.

"National will deliver the resources to again make our streets safe," says Mr Ryall.


© 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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news