INDEPENDENT NEWS

Debate On Police/Young People Relationship

Published: Tue 23 Sep 2003 08:18 AM
Young Labour Starts Important Debate On Police/Young People Relationship
On Friday night Christchurch Young Labour held a successful forum attended by over 25 people on the relationship between young people and the police. The three key points were: that the relationship is an important one and needs to be improved and worked on, young people should be included in the formation of policies and documents that will directly affect young people, and that despite perceptions to the contrary, young people are interested in their communities and want to be pat of the solutions to New Zealand’s key problems.
Government MP and Chair of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, Tim Barnett, Youth Advocate at the Community Law Centre, Louise Taylor , and Inspector Dave Lawry from the Christchurch Police each spoke about the key issues and problems in the relationship between young people and the police and offered some solutions.
“Young Labour identified through the negative experience of our own members and news of other events in the city that there were a lot of issues surrounding the relationship between young people and the police” Chair of Christchurch Young Labour, Anselm Williams said.
“We decided that we didn’t simply want to wait around for others to do something about it, so we held a public forum to identify the key problems and give young people the chance to have their say”
“Young people have the best solution for other young people”, Anselm Williams said.
“Young Labour in Christchurch believes a good relationship between young people and the police is vital for a cohesive and well functioning society and will continue to be involved in any way we can to raise the issue within our own party, within our city, and with key stakeholders in Christchurch” Anselm Williams said.

Next in New Zealand politics

Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector
By: New Zealand Government
Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion
By: New Zealand Government
Speech To China Business Summit
By: New Zealand Government
Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate
By: New Zealand Government
Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer
By: New Zealand National Party
Independent Review To Explore Future For Local Government
By: New Zealand Government
PM Ardern And PM Morrison - Commencement Of Two-way Quarantine-free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand
By: New Zealand Government
Pay Restrictions Punish Public Servants Who Protected Us From Covid-19
By: PSA
Bloated Bureaucracy Needs Reigning In
By: ACT New Zealand
Don’t Spend The Money, Grant
By: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Pre-Budget Speech To Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
By: New Zealand Government
Future For Local Government Initiative A Historic Opportunity For New Zealand
By: Local Government NZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media