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The National-led Government’s poor political process jeopardised a critical law change on sex crimes, the Green Party said today.
The Green Party will be voting against this bill, in line with the report to the House of the Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, that this measure is not justified under section 21 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, against
Green Party MP Keith Locke has warned the Labour Government against any ban on gangs. Corrections Minister Phil Goff has been reported today as being prepared to support a ban similar to that being applied in South Australia, if it ‘proves effective’.
Green Party MP Keith Locke says Police Commissioner Howard Broad’s day long consultation with MPs before deciding to introduce Tasers is a travesty. "My high hopes that Mr Broad was serious about hearing MPs have been dashed by this sudden decision," Mr Locke says.
Green Party MP Keith Locke has welcomed improvements in the Immigration Bill, reported back to Parliament today, but says it is still oppressive. Mr Locke sat on the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee for hearings on the Bill. The report includes his minority comments on behalf of the Green Party.
Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Police Commissioner to review the way his officers are using pepper spray. “It is apparent to me that pepper spray was inappropriately used in three separate cases that have come to public attention over the past month,” Mr Locke says.
Green Party MP Keith Locke says the Canadian experience &endash; where police have frequently used tasers well beyond their mandate &endash; should make us wary about introducing tasers here.
Green Party MP Keith Locke is calling for a review of pepper spray use after the death of a Mangere man yesterday.
Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke is asking the Police Complaints Authority to consider whether the introduction of the Taser stun gun would be contrary to New Zealand's commitments under the UN Convention Against Torture.