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Destiny NZ: Law and Order Policy a Personal Agenda

Destiny NZ: Law and Order Policy a Personal Agenda

Burying his six year old cousin Coral Burrows after her brutal murder in Featherstone two years ago has taken Tauranga resident Neils Jensen’s understanding of New Zealand’s justice system beyond the headlines.

His desire to see the Government give more attention to law and order and tougher sentencing for violent criminals is one of the reasons the computer technician and former engineer is standing in the Tauranga electorate for Destiny New Zealand this election.

The 1999 law and order referendum showed 92 per cent of voters were in favour of tougher sentencing for violent criminals. However Jensen believes the Government has only tinkered with addressing that.

“They’ve turned a blind eye to justice. Our police are understaffed and under-resourced. Destiny New Zealand is dedicated to turn that around.”

Key among Destiny New Zealand’s justice policies are plans to:

- Foster principles of justice by empowering the family unit and by implementing 'character' based education in schools;

- Pursue sentencing that more accurately reflects the seriousness of the crime.

- Pursue stringent bail and parole conditions for sex and violent offenders, with a view to non-parole for repeat offenders of serious violence and sexual crimes.

- Oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis and any other Class C Controlled Drug, and increase penalties for supply of class A - C drugs, and alcohol to minors.

The party will also campaign to raise the drinking age to 20 and repeal the Prostitution Bill.

Through these policies, the party would work to restore public confidence in the justice system, reduce future offending and bring security to New Zealand families, said Jensen.

His party’s door-to door campaign --- which is seeing every home in Jensen’s Tauranga electorate visited on his behalf --- has now covered the whole electorate.

Jensen is appealing to people who want to elect a principled party that would protect, empower and prosper families, to give their vote to him and the Destiny New Zealand party on September 17.

He said the vote he gave United Future at the last election had been in vain. They had not upheld the family principles they campaigned on.

“And that is why I would not vote for them and am standing for Destiny New Zealand. A vote for Destiny New Zealand is a vote that will bring standards to Government that we won’t negotiate them away as United Future has,” said Jensen.

“Destiny New Zealand is the only principled party gaining any form of traction in this country that will lead a resurgence traditional family values and turn the social fabric around.”

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