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New Justice Minister misleads from the start

June 20, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Newly appointed Justice Minister, Kiri Allan, is already misleading New Zealanders a week into the role, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Minister needs to front on electoral changes

June 18, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

New Justice Minister Kiritapu Allan needs to explain why the Government thinks New Zealand should ditch equal voting rights for all and accountability at the ballot box, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says

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Government deceit of victims laid bare

June 16, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Victims of crime are missing out on support because a Government-funded assistance scheme was deliberately under promoted to stay within budget, National’s Justice Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Labour’s Local Bill discards democratic principles

June 08, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Labour’s support for legislation currently before Parliament sees two key democratic principles abandoned, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Labour weakens the law on serious offenders

June 02, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

At a time when violent crime is increasing, Labour is set to weaken prison sentences for serious offenders, National’s Justice Spokesperson, Paul Goldsmith says.

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Victims miss out again under Labour

April 30, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

The revelation that fewer than 70 cases have been supported by the Government’s strangulation initiative means hundreds of victims have missed out on support they were promised, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Canning discriminatory Rotorua Bill the right move

April 28, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Labour has predictably started backpedalling on the discriminatory Rotorua District Council Bill but rather than just pressing pause, they need to can the whole thing now, National’s Justice Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Robertson dissembles on Rotorua Bill

April 26, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Grant Robertson’s comments this morning will leave Kiwis confused about Labour’s plans to change the nature of our democracy, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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U-turn coming for discriminatory Rotorua local bill?

April 24, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Willie Jackson’s comments today on the discriminatory Rotorua District Council bill suggest Labour is rightly considering a U-turn, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Discriminatory Rotorua Local Bill should be dropped

April 22, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

The Rotorua District Council Bill must be scrapped following the Attorney General’s report today that it is discriminatory and would breach the Bill of Rights, National’s Justice spokesperson, Paul Goldsmith says.

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Decline in perception of academic freedom alarming

April 08, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

New research showing a large number of academics are apprehensive about exercising their freedom of expression reflects an alarming culture of intolerance under this Government, National’s Justice Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Victims miss out because of incompetent Minister

April 04, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Victims of crime missed out on support they were entitled to because Justice Minister Kris Faafoi failed to sign off the criteria for a $3 million victim support fund for more than five months after the fund was announced, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Govt must reconsider refusal for riots investigation

March 24, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

The Government must reconsider their refusal for Parliamentary inquiries into the riots after today’s announcement that New Zealanders will have to wait until March 2023 for the complete IPCA report, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Govt must stop stonewalling riots investigation

March 21, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

The Prime Minister’s insistence that the only inquiry needed into the Parliamentary occupation and riots is an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) investigation is untenable and unrealistic, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Labour blocks Justice Committee hearing on riots

March 17, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

Labour’s decision to block a request for a briefing from the Police Commissioner on the Parliament occupation and riots is further evidence that they have no interest in transparency, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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Zero victims supported by $3 million scheme

March 04, 2022 Share

Paul Goldsmith

The fact not one person has been supported by a $3 million fund to help victims makes a mockery of Labour’s election promise to better support victims, National’s Justice spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

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National urges New Zealanders to submit on the Three Strike Legislation Repeal Bill

November 19, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

Labour’s decision to repeal the Three Strikes law is a slap in the face to victims who have suffered at the hands of violent criminals, says National Party Spokesperson for Justice Simon Bridges.

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Labour commits to soft-on-crime approach

November 11, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

The repealing of the Three Strikes law shows how soft on crime Labour really is, says National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges.

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More time needed to consider conversion practices bill

September 09, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

With more submissions by a massive margin than received for any other piece of law in Parliament’s history, it’s clear more time is needed to consider the Conversion Practices Bill than Labour is currently allowing, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Labour arbitrarily limit debate on Conversion Practices Bill

August 12, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

Labour has again demonstrated their determination to limit any public scrutiny on legislation they have already decided to pass, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Improvements needed on Conversion Bill

August 03, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

National is on board with the core intent of the Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill, however we would need to see amendment in order to support it, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Freedom of speech is a fundamental right

June 25, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

The National Party believe that freedom of speech is a fundamental right, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Proposed hate speech laws a step too far

April 16, 2021 Share

Simon Bridges

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Bill to increase access to justice passes first reading

March 24, 2021 Share

Chris Bishop

A Member’s Bill which would improve access to justice by making it easier for lawyers to do work outside their existing employment has passed its first reading, National List MP based in Hutt South Chris Bishop says.

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