Parliament

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

 

Peter Dunne Too Slow On Implementing New Party Drug Laws

Barbara Stewart MP
Spokesperson for Health

8 February 2013

Peter Dunne Too Slow On Implementing New Party Drug Laws

New Zealand First says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne must move forward the date to implement a new law on party drugs.

Health spokesperson Barbara Stewart says news that free lollies are being given when dairies sell party drugs is another step closer to seeing our young people seriously harmed by these new, largely untested substances.

“We have seen New Zealanders under the influence of these drugs committing crimes, being arrested, or ending up in hospital.

“It is as if we learned nothing from New Zealand’s experience with BZP party pills.

“With the first BZP overdose death recently confirmed, it is shocking to see the Government letting the same people make considerable profits while causing harm to our young people.

“While Mr Dunne is promoting boycotting the morally reprehensible stores selling these products, the people who are already hooked will be there eagerly to get their fix and their candy,” says Mrs Stewart.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The
America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s...

Elite sport used to feel more like a collective, shared experience. It was our team, composed of people who lived and worked like us. Now, not so much. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election