ACT Supports call for tougher laws against rustling
ACT Supports Federation of Farmers call for tougher laws
"ACT fully supports Federation of
Farmers call for tougher laws against rustling" said ACT
Leader Jamie Whyte.
"Once when National was the farmers'
party the government would have taken strong action.
Parliament as a whole is soft on property crime which is the
reason burglary and cattle rustling are out of control.
They are crimes that pay. ACT has the way to stop it - take
property theft seriously and send burglars and cattle
rustlers to jail. We need mandatory prison for professional
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>