INDEPENDENT NEWS

Three Strikes repeal not going to Cabinet

Published: Mon 11 Jun 2018 10:32 AM
11 June 2018
Three Strikes repeal not going to Cabinet
Hon Andrew Little
Justice
A proposal to repeal Three Strikes is not going before Cabinet today on the basis that New Zealand First have indicated they would be unlikely to support it, says Justice Minister Andrew Little.
“I acknowledge New Zealand First has concerns about the Three Strikes repeal. The strength of this coalition is that change only occurs with the support of all three parties.
“Further work on a balanced reform package for a more effective criminal justice system that make our communities safer will be considered by the independent advisory panel to be appointed shortly, and progressed in August at the Criminal Justice Summit.
“We are committed to a meaningful and balanced programme of change and we will be consulting our coalition partners and the public on this over the coming months.
“The reality is that the justice system is not working and we need to make changes to make our communities safer,” says Andrew Little.

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