Schnauer Will Be One Who Is Missed!
Justice Minister Tony Ryall says retiring ACT MP Patricia
Schnauer has made a significant contribution to the law and
order debate in New Zealand.
"Mrs Schnauer is one of the
sanest voices in the law and order debate.
"It is never
easy being a conservative voice in a debate usually
dominated by liberals. As the new Justice Minister I have
valued her input into the work we have been doing to move
the balance more towards victims and their rights.
of us on the conservative side will miss her input and
determination" said Mr Ryall.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>