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

 


We’re Not to Be Fooled About Crime

Le’aufa’amulia Asenati
Lole-Taylor
Associate Spokesperson for Law and Order
April 1, 2014

We’re Not to Be Fooled About Crime

New Zealanders should not be fooled by Police Minister Anne Tolley, says New Zealand First.

“The situation in New Zealand is not as rosy as she’s making it out to be. The Minister is trying to cover up the Government’s lack of meaningful measures to reduce crime and successfully rehabilitate prisoners,” says Associate Spokesperson for Law and Order, Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor.

“The Government’s attempts to keep the prison population down have jeopardised the safety of everyday people. Convicted prisoners are being released into the community without adequate rehabilitation or robust monitoring.

“At the same time as Ms Tolley claimed there was less crime in New Zealand, the police released new statistics that showed recorded crime in Northland had increased to 15,588 offences – that’s over 40 crimes a day.

“The Department of Corrections has a prison population of 8,223, and community probation services are working with 36,483 offenders. This is hardly a sign of a safer community.

“There is no reliable indication from the Government that crime has decreased in New Zealand or that there are fewer people breaking the law.

“There are obvious inconsistencies here, suggesting that our communities are not as safe as the Government claims.

“Ms Tolley is trying to prove that they are ticking all the boxes by feeding us fancy statistics, but the situation on the street is disturbing,” says Mrs Lole-Taylor.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: State Houses Could Sell To Overseas Groups

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Gordon Campbell: On Climate Change Protest, And Iraq Training

For sheer style, humour and content fit for purpose, it would be hard to beat the Greenpeace protest at Parliament. The fact that the hanging of functioning solar panels from Parliament Buildings caused such spluttering outrage among fogeys old (David Carter) and young (David Seymour) added a Monty Python level of amusement to the whole event. More>>

ALSO:

Speech: Bill English Explains NZ Government To Australia

Here I am part of a successful government, now into its third term and hopefully with more to come. I want to offer some thoughts tonight about the business of government, from a centre-right perspective. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news